De Kleine Wijn Koöp

De Kleine Wijn Koöp Knapsekêrel 2015

£30.00
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  • De Kleine Wijn Koöp Knapsekêrel 2015

De Kleine Wijn Koöp

De Kleine Wijn Koöp Knapsekêrel 2015

£30.00
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‘N nuwe sort van Suid-Afrikaanse wynprodusent. Die Kleine Wijn Koöp is a collaboration between some young blokes, making bona fide African wines from around the Cape, and having a massive amount of fun. This is the second release of Knapsekêrel (which refers to a spiky little black plant), a limited-edition Cabernet Franc from the Polkadraai Hills, west of Stellenbosch. The vineyard was planted in 2000 and is farmed biodynamically by Rosa Kruger and Johan Reyneke. Whole berry natural fermentation, and aged for 18 months in old 225-litre French oak barrels.
A refined, almost Loire-esque Cabernet Franc, the sort of flavours you're getting are raspberries, earth, lavender and dried herbs. Supple and soft, with an angular structure that fades in and out, making it an ever-evolving, fascinating drink. Just 600 bottles made, and fewer than 200 made their way to the UK.
"Cabernet Franc was the variety that introduced me to this small co-operative venture last year, and it's still yielding good things. This has the perfume and grassy elegance of the variety allied to the texture and concentration of the vintage." - Tim Atkin MW, 91 points.

 Origin

Polkadraai Hills | Stellenbosch | SOUTH AFRICA

Grapes
Cabernet Franc

 

162 bottle(s) available for next day delivery*

*If you need a bigger quantity and can wait a little bit longer please contact us and we shall do our utmost to squirrel out some extra bottles for you as soon as we can.