2022 Weltevrede, Poet’s Prayer

Western Cape,South Africa,

£40.00

Bottle size: 75cl,

    In stock

    SOIL: Anchored in the ancient lime rich terroir of Weltevrede. VINEYARD: An extremely small selection of old vines offering the desired balance of complexity and minerality. WINE MAKING: Hand picked and whole bunch pressed. Smal l selection of individual Burgundian 228L barrels for fermentation and one year maturation on the lees. TASTING NOTES: Poetry. Maybe you have also been prompted to scribble a few words on paper before. Raw words. From deep within. And no matter what others think of those words, they are yours. And they are charged with feeling of love or tears. Hardship brings out the best in Chardonnay. Roots d i g g i ng deep among crack s o f ancient rocks in arid terroir. Greatness doesn’t come without brokenness. Only the best years finally find their way to the bottle. Poet’s Prayer in an art piece. A rare wine.

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    Additional information

    Wine Type

    White

    Country

    South Africa

    Region

    Western Cape

    Vintage

    2022

    Brand

    Weltevrede

    Cultivar

    Chardonnay

    Appellation

    Robertson

    Bottle Size

    75cl

    Pack Size

    1x75cl

    Pack Type

    Loose Bottles

    Alcohol Percentage

    13.50

    Duty Status

    Duty Paid

    Availability

    Immediate

    Producer Profile

    The Jonker family has lived on Weltevrede since 1912. The estate was founded by Klaas Jonker, whose pioneering soul led him to plant the first vines in the area. In the 1930’s Weltevrede was inherited by his son, Japie Jonker, who in 1933 began wine farming on Weltevrede. Japie expanded the winery of Weltevrede to accommodate the growing grape production. The third generation, Lourens Jonker, completed his degree in viniculture and undertook extensive study tours of the wine lands of Europe and California in 1962 before settling down to farm on Weltevrede. After the death of his father in 1969, Lourens took over the 65ha farm. He subsequently purchased neighbouring farms Muscadel (1969), River’s Edge (1981) and Sonop (1999). Today all the farms are consolidated as a 160 hectare estate. Lourens is one of the pioneering figures of the South African wine industry establishing a legacy as chairman of the KWV and serving on several industry bodies. He also served on boards of companies outside the wine industry, like ABSA and Naspers. He received the National Farmer of the Year Award for South Africa from the Agricultural Writer’s association of South Africa in 1996. Lourens stepped back recently to leave the estate in the hands of his son, Philip. He now enjoys a more relaxed lifestyle.