The Riebeeksrivier farm is situated on the slopes of the Kasteelberg. Blend of 50% Marsanne, 36% Roussanne, 13% Chenin Blanc and 1% Viognier. The grapes were harvested by hand, the wine spent 6 months on the lees in old French oak and stainless steal (11%). Honey suckle, dried peaches and yellow stone fruit on nose, with baked pear, macadamia nuts and whiffs of vanilla creates an enticing nose. The palate is rich and layered, with vanilla follow through, dried peaches and stone fruit sweetness. The overall result is a delicately balanced wine with soft acidity and a pithy, dry texture.
Wonderful food pairing potential! Mild Asian kitchen with fish and poultry, grilled tuna & vegetarian dishes and stews.
About the winery:
The history of L'Ormarins in Franschhoek dates back to 1694 when Huguenot Jean Roi planted 4000 vines beneath the jagged peaks of the Groot Drakenstein Mountains. Current owner is wine connoisseur Anthonij Rupert. The Cape of Good Hope Wines are made from some of the oldest South African vines, planted in the prime regions of Darling, Swartland and Elandskloof. Unique terroirs which give elegant and refined wines.
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