2022 Van Loggerenberg, Breton

Western Cape,South Africa,

£39.98

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • GS-97
  • JR-87.5

In stock

“The name Breton is from the old French name in the Loire for Cabernet Franc. We chose this name as it was in the Loire valley that we made the final decision to start Van Loggerenberg Wines. The silhouette of the woman symbolizes the elegance of Cabernet Franc and is emphasized again by the Percheron horse. This breed is always perceived as this rough brute of a horse but in my view is very elegant and in that way similar to Cabernet Franc to me -firm but with great elegance to it. The landmark

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Description

CELLAR INFORMATION On the 2004 vineyard which is a Loire clone we do 100% wholebunch fermentation.
This vineyard made up 25% of the final wine. The other vineyard was 100% destemmed. The destemmed vineyard spent 10 weeks on the skins this vintage.Only one punch down was done per day. After pressing, the two parcels underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel on their own. The wines were blended together after 10 months in barrel and bottled right after. No enzymes or commercial yeast was used in making the wines. VINEYARD INFORMATION The wine is made up of two parcels,one vineyard planted in 2004 and the other in
2008. The fruit are picked and vinified separately and only blended together
before bottling. The two vineyards are planted on decomposed granite with
Koffieklip in the top layer of soil.

Additional information

Wine Type

Red

Country

South Africa

Region

Western Cape

Subregion

Stellenbosch

Vintage

2022

Brand

Van Loggerenberg

Cultivar

Cabernet Franc

Appellation

Stellenbosch

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

13.30

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Greg Sherwood

Reviews

Greg Sherwood 97

In 2022, 45% of the fruit was aged in concrete with the rest aged in 500 litre barrels. The wine possesses beautifully precise aromatics boasting violets, sweet cedar, pencil shavings over a melange of red cherry, cranberry and red berry rock candy notes. Intense, powerful and very focused, this is about as serious and classical as South African Cabernet Franc gets. Incredible concentration, wonderful intensity and pinpoint persistence. Wow. A real stunner. (97/100 Greg Sherwood MW) [Greg Sherwood, 01/01/2023]

JancisRobinson.com 87.5

[Jancis Robinson, 01/01/2023]

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