Ntsiki Biyela is the Winemaker and Director of Aslina Wines, a company named in honour of her late grandmother, Aslina. She grew up in Mahlabathini, a rural village in Kwa Zulu-Natal, where she matriculated from high school in 1996. Having spent a year as a domestic worker, she was awarded a scholarship through South African Airways to study winemaking at the University of Stellenbosch in 1999. She graduated in 2003 with a BSc in Agriculture (Viticulture and Oenology) and joined Stellekaya, a boutique winery, as their Winemaker in 2004.
Aslina Wines – Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 (750ml)R185.00 – R1,021.20 Select optionsQuick View
Aslina Wines – Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 (750ml)
R185.00 – R1,021.20
Aslina Wines Cabernet Sauvignon is made from grapes from the Stellenbosch region and barreled for 16 months. Expect a bold palate with chewy tannins. This full-bodied wine from Aslina has hints of mint, cigar box and loads of dark fruits.
Aslina Wines – Chardonnay 2021 (750ml)R150.00 – R828.00 Select optionsQuick View
Aslina Wines – Chardonnay 2021 (750ml)
R150.00 – R828.00
Aslina Wines Chardonnay 2021 expresses the diversity in the cultivar itself. Expect a good acidity, balancing the complex fruit and woody notes, with a lovely creamy finish. Aslina Wines Chardonnay 2021 is partially wooded, giving this amazing wine beautiful tropical fruit and limy characters.
Aslina Wines – Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (750ml)R125.00 – R690.00 Select optionsQuick View
Aslina Wines – Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (750ml)
R125.00 – R690.00
A full rounded tropical character Sauvignon Blanc from the Stellenbosch region. A complex bright fruit wine with lots of citrus characters and lemon zest. It has beautiful complexity and depth and a unique lingering silky finish.
Aslina Wines – Umsasane 2020 (750ml)R235.00 – R1,297.20 Select optionsQuick View
Aslina Wines – Umsasane 2020 (750ml)
R235.00 – R1,297.20
This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Umsasane is the umbrella tree (Acacia tortilis) that shades and protects and was the nickname of Ntsiki’s grandmother. The bold structure, smoothness and complexity of this wine reflects the characteristics of Aslina, the matriarch of the family.