“Don’t say it, drink it” – so reads the label of the new wine range from The Wine Factory, probably good advice since the name – Red Lorry and Yellow Lorry – is derived from a classic tongue twister.
Red Lorry and Yellow Lorry began with a story about a faithful little lorry that went chugging up the mountain to fetch grapes from the Elgin Valley, to make wine at the Red & Yellow Lorry Wine Factory; this lead the owners, Ian and Anette Corder, to consider a less serious wine as a break from the business of boutique production.
Yellow Lorry came first; a wine after purist Ian’s heart, as a 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Classic cool climate in character, with abundant lemon and apples, the wine finishes sweetly with a crisp acidity.
Red Lorry is a blend of two vintages of Shiraz; a wooded component (2010) giving structure and complexity; the un-oaked 2011 wine blended in to make the wine a “quaffer” – hence the designation on the label, “Easy Red”.
Both wines are bottled under screw cap and are available from Pick n Pay and selected wine stores for R39 and R49 respectively; a budget-conscious option while still offering cool climate quality.
So chug, chug-a-lug!
CORDER FAMILY WINES
021 851 3212
25 Mizpah Rd, Elgin