Lowerland

Lowerland Die Verlore Bokooi 2016

£21.00
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  • Lowerland Die Verlore Bokooi 2016

Lowerland

Lowerland Die Verlore Bokooi 2016

£21.00
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Red | Ready, but will keep | Lowerland | 2016 | South Africa > Northern Cape > Prieska | Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Petit Verdot (35%), Syrah (25%), Merlot (5%) | Medium Bodied, Dry | 13% abv

Bertie Coetzee represents the sixth generation of his family to farm at Lowerland, on the banks of the broad Orange River near Prieska in the Northern Cape.

Let’s not beat around the bush: this is not traditional wine country. The main crops are maize and plump, melt-in-your-mouth pecans, alongside an award-winning beef stud; but in 1999 the first grapevines were planted by Bertie’s father Hennie, literally sowing the seeds for a game changing endeavour continued by Bertie after he joined the farm in 2013.

The desert-like climate is peculiar, being at approximately 29 degrees south so on the outer limits of what’s considered prime viticultural latitude, but the African heat is moderated by over 1,000 metres of altitude and consequentially high diurnal range. Summer rains can be problematic but generally conditions are dry and therefore favourable for organic farming, with the vineyards certified by Ecocert.

Bertie and his team are striving for a holistic, regenerative model of farming, converting all land to organic practices. Bertie has worked tirelessly to put Prieska on the South African wine map and gain approval for Wine of Origin status, a landmark achievement for what is – if anything – a rudimentary bulk wine region.

Die Verlore Bokooi (translates as "the lost goat") is a marvellously enjoyable red wine, chosen as a "Hidden Gem" in the 2018 Platter's guide. A truly collaborative effort, winemakers JD Pretorius, Lukas van Loggerenberg and Johnnie Calitz have blended organic Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Merlot together to create a minty, smoky, spicy, red-and-black-fruited wine that's ridiculously moreish. It is also the first wine to be released officially under the new "Wine of Origin Prieska".

300 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.