Roodekrantz is a partnership between former Windmeul export manager Marius Burger, son Marius Junior and winemaker Danie Morkel that focuses on securing old vine parcels from across the winelands. The 2021 set of wines, all from Chenin Blanc, have just been released, and once again they are impressive (winemaking is the same throughout – inoculation with a commercial yeast so that the fermentation process doesn’t obscure terroir, maturation lasting 10 months in older oak).
Brand se Berg
Western Cape,South Africa,
Bottle size: 750 ml,
In The Cellar
In the winery fruit is crushed, pressed and settled overnight. The wine is racked from gross lees immediately after fermentation and returned to fine lees where it is occasionally stirred for the following 3-4 months. Then aged in barrels until December when it's bottled.
In The Vineyard
Planted in 1975, Agter - Paarl. Soil is a combination of clay and decomposed Malmesbury rocks/shale. Grapes were handpicked early mornings over a 14 day period.
‘From an Agter-Paarl vineyard planted in 1975. Lime, lemon and orange plus some leesy complexity on the nose while the palate is rich and round with tangy acidity and an intensely savoury finish.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 93/100