In our mandate for Eight Vines range, we wanted flavour. Working with ground-breaking scientists, we extracted wood and tannins from oak barrels, as well a single grape varietal extract from grape skins and stalks, and used new technology to bond those flavours together. The base of our product is apple and pear concentrate to provide extra mouth feel. The resulting combination is a smooth, sophisticated alternative with the specific nose aromas and taste profiles of your favorite grape varietals.
We have collaborated with award-winning scientists and analysed the characteristics of traditional beverages to capture their taste profile using grape, apple and pear juice concentrates as well as other natural flavours dissolved in mineral water.
From exquisite designs to customised liquids, our products enable anyone to enjoy a drink that both complements and enhances the flavour of food.
Every ingredient, as well as the entire production of all our beverages has been endorsed and approved by the South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA), a global Halaal authority, and is manufactured under their authorised supervision to ensure our final product is guaranteed Halaal. Our flavours encompasses four different sensory experiences:
- Sight – Colour impacts the intensity of flavour; the darker the colour, the more intense the flavour. We have ensured that our full range mimics the characteristics of traditional beverages.
- Taste – Our beverage has a complex array of flavours that are sensed throughout the mouth, enabling all types of foods to be enhanced during a pairing experience. In addition, the complexity of the flavours are designed to vary depending on the serving temperature. As consumers enjoy a meal, they would experience different flavours as the beverage fluctuates towards room temperature.
- Smell – Complexity in smell complements taste. This sensory component has been overlooked for far too long. We have ensured that our beverages release aromas that enhance the overall tasting experience.
- Touch – Also known as “mouth-feel” – Our quality beverages have a superior roundness, acidity and tannin feel creating a full complex touch. The effect creates a lingering taste that allows our beverage to fully complement any meal or tasting.