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Hermanuspietersfontein, Kleinboet 2020

You’ve probably heard of the quaint beach town of Hermanus, situated on South Africa’s famous Whale Coast. Between 1855 and 1902, it was called Hermanuspietersfontein. In 1902, the local postmaster decided to shorten the name of the town to make addressing letters to the locals easier.

150 years later, the wine farm Hermanuspietersfontein, or HPF for short, craft outstanding wines with a serious sense of place. Their grapes come from Sondagskloof, which competes with Elgin and the Ceres Plateau for South Africa’s coolest wine growing region.

‘Kleinboet’ translates to ‘Little Brother’ from Afrikaans. This alludes to the fact that this Bordeaux Blend is incredibly elegant, with only 12.5% alcohol, compared to other South African Bordeaux Blends.

A Bordeaux blend that is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and comprises of all five ‘noble’ varietals (Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet franc and Malbec). The use of 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill oak over 24 months ensures a beautiful “marriage” between the different varietals. The wine showcases bright red and purple fruit such as raspberries and blueberries; savoury notes; dried herbs (oregano and rosemary). On the palate this wine presents a generous offering from entrance to finish.

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Sondagskloof, Walker Bay

Bordeaux Blend

LightFull Bodied

Description

Although quite the lad, he’s not too big for his boots

Larger than life, there’s nothing small about him! The agile charmer, living life to the full. Simple, down to earth. With energy and a second breath, he’s not the kind to be second guessed…

Our Bordeaux blend is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and comprises all five varietals (Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet franc and Malbec). We finalise the blend before the wine goes into French oak (Foudres – 6000L wooden vats; 1st, 2nd and 3rd fill barriques – 225Ls). This ensures a beautiful “marriage” between the different varietals over a 24 month period in oak. Post bottling, we then cellar the wine for a further 12-18 months before the wine is released onto the market. Our aim is to create a wine that showcases bright red and purple fruit such as raspberries and blueberries; savoury notes; dried herbs (oregano and rosemary). On the palate this wine presents a generous offering from entrance to finish; supple and full without over-saturating the palate with tannin; persistent with good length. The wine has a healthy core, coiled up and waiting to be released over time, whether it be in your cellar, your decanter, or your glass. These wines will age for 7 years and beyond, provided stored under optimum conditions.

ORIGIN Sondagskloof

COMPOSITION 48% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Merlot 11% Petit Verdot 11% Cabernet franc 11% Malbec.

ALCOHOL 12.5%
RES.SUGAR 2.35g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY 5.25g/l
pH 3.55

MATURATION IN OAK 24 months in French Oak 80% in old (4-10 years of age) French oak Foudres (6000L) 10% in new French oak barriques (225L) 10% in second/third fill French oak barrique (225L).

MATURATION IN BOTTLE BEFORE RELEASE 12-18 months.

AROMA PROFILE Bright red and purple fruit such as raspberries and blueberries; savoury notes; dried herbs (oregano and rosemary).

PALATE PROFILE Generous offering form entrance to finish; supple and full without over-saturating the palate with tannin; persistent with good length.

AGEING POTENTIAL 5 years and beyond, provided stored under optimum conditions.

Additional information

Vintage

2019

Grape

Bordeaux Blend

Wine Farm

Alcohol vol

12.5%

Origin

Sondagskloof, Walker Bay

Roast or grilled lamb chops (or other richly flavoured cuts of red meat). Barbequed or ‘braai-ed’ aubergine topped with rich sun-dried and oregano tomato sauce is a great option for non-meat eaters.