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).
Western Cape,South Africa,
Bottle size: 750 ml,
In The Cellar
Crushed and pressed overnight, barrel fermentation in older oak vessel. Extended ageing on the fine lees, barrel maturation until December when it is bottled.
In The Vineyard
Planted in 1983, Swartland, Farm Rhenosterbosrug. Bushvine on decomposed granite soils with rich organic material. Grapes were handpicked over 10 days.
‘From a Swartland vineyard planted in 1983. Pretty aromatics of pear and white peach with notes of hay and potpourri in the background. The palate is lean and tense, elegant and energetic – pure fruit, lovely freshness and a pithy finish.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 95/100