B Vintners Haarlem to Hope White 2018
B Vintners Haarlem to Hope White
B Vintners Haarlem to Hope White has a concentration of bright fruit on the nose that follows through onto the palate, that creates tension and excitement all at once.
Nectarine, pear and melon are given depth by touches of spice, lemongrass and ginger, while hints of floral and scrub enhances a further dimension. Time in older oak, with close lees contact, has helped to give the wine breadth and depth on the palate and keeps the focus with a saline and savoury linger.
B Vintners is a joint venture between Bruwer Raats, Owner and Winemaker of Raats Family Wines and his cousin, Gavin Bruwer Slabbert, who joined Bruwer as Winemaker and Viticulturist in 2009. B Vintners are focussing on creating a brand of single vineyard hand-crafted wines; the first being the Muscat d’ Alexandrie 2014 from a tiny vineyard in Helderberg.
The old vineyards are planted exclusively on decomposed granite soils, they are high-lying and in close proximity to the ocean. This combined with the philosophy of picking grapes when they are fresh and ripe, extracting flavours optimally, as well as using good judgement when integrating oak, is extremely important when crafting this special wine.
B Vintners focus on creating a small collection of single vineyard, hand-crafted wines; the first being the Muscat d’ Alexandria 2014 from a tiny vineyard in Helderberg. Minimal intervention, with an organic attitude towards the winemaking results in wines that are textural and complex.
The Cape of Good Hope is home to Pinotage. In the 1920’s it was born from the crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut, it is of great importance to wine making in South Africa and part of their country’s rich heritage. So they believe Pinotage must be celebrated.
B Vintners explore vineyards and celebrates the rich heritage of the Cape of Good Hope, with artisan crafted wines. Liberté was made with minimal intervention, to allow this African variety, to show its true sense of place and express itself as desired.
All the vineyards are planted in the Stellenbosch area, with vines of between 10 and 65 years on old and weathered soils of decomposed granite and/or table mountain sandstone, in close proximity to False Bay. The yield is only 6 to 8 ton per ha.
Mimimal intervention - whole bunch pressing, fermented and aged in old oak with resting on lees for 10 months - only the Muscat was fermented and aged in Stainless Steel, then assembled, naturally stabilised and then bottled.
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