|New in stock: Pieter Ferreira MCC|
Pieter Ferreira has been making bubbly at Graham Beck for decades, is chairman of the Cap Classique Producers Association and is passionate about South African MCC. He has recently released his own 2015 Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut which we now have on our shelves.
WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS: The Chardonnay grapes were selected from various vineyard sites in the Robertson region, an area renowned for having the highest limestone content of any vineyard soils in the Cape Winelands. The Cape 2015 vintage is a brilliant vintage – known as a ‘rockstar’ year for wine – due to mild, temperate conditions during the growing season which allowed for even-ripening of grapes. This results are seen in this Blanc de Blancs release which is led by a bright, fresh acidity and complete balance, offering a nuance of ripe citrus fruit and a classic restrained elegance elevated with an energetic mousse. The Chardonnay was bunch-selected and hand-picked. After whole-bunch pressing of grapes with the separation of cuvée from the taille, the clear juice was mainly fermented in stainless steel with a slight portion fermented in traditional barrels from Tonnellerie Artisanale de Champagne (Pièce Champenoise). Once the primary fermentation was complete, the wine was prepared for secondary fermentation in the bottle. Here the wine was left on the lees for 72 months before the sediment was removed in the traditional process of remuage and dégorgement. The bottles were then corked and laid down for a further six months cork maturation.
TASTING NOTES: An evocative light straw colour with an eye- catching flirtatious mousse. The nose shows vivacious lemon and lime aromas, with a maritime layer of oyster-shell. On the palate the wine has delicate yeasty tones layered with green lime zest, citrus and brioche, all enlivened with a firm, well integrated mousse and a persistent bead. Great vibrant mouth- feel with toasty notes, citrus, honey and tropical nuances ending in a bright long lingering finish.
Die Kat se Snor
Saturday | Sunday Weekend tasting: Die Kat se Snor wines are made by Gerhard Smith in a corner of the cellar where he makes Creation’s fine wine, on the Hemel en Aarde Ridge. The Pinot Noir undergoes natural fermentation and spends 10 months in older barrels before bottling, unfiltered. Only 6 barrels made – join us to taste this Pinot Noir this weekend!
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| COVID-19 RULES: |
Just a reminder that we have an ON/OFF Consumption Liquor License that allows us to be open for tastings over weekends during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means that we are open every day of the week, and will still be able to have our weekend tastings.
We are open 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am – 4pm on Sunday and Public Holidays.
A reminder of our website: www.wineandco.co.za/shop
Please note that our website does not show the complete range of wine that we have in stock, so please do contact us if you are looking for something not listed online, especially those that are ‘allocation’ only. We offer free delivery in Hermanus, and free shipping to major centres around South Africa for orders over R1500.
Please contact us for international shipping rates.
Our contact info:
Address: 7 High Street, Hermanus
Telephone: 028 313 2047.
WhatsApp / Signal: Gary +27 (0)76 926 1204
COVID-19 shop hours (until further notice):
Monday to Saturday: 10am – 6pm.
Sunday + Public holidays: 10am – 4pm.
Have you ever heard about a great wine but could never find a bottle for yourself (to share with friends, of course)? Well, the team at Wine & Company do all the hard work for you! We visit wine farms and attend tastings to find, taste, and then stock wine from the smaller Estates and independent winemakers who buy grapes and produce outstanding wine under their own labels – much the same as the French negociants have been doing for centuries. Given that these winemakers make wine in such small quantities, sometimes just a single barrel, their wine will never be found on the shelves of the major retailers, but only in specialist shops like Wine & Company on High Street, Hermanus.
In addition to the great selection of well-known wines and MCC’s, we also stock local craft gin and beer, French Champagne, Belgian Ales as well as whisky and other spirits. Wine & Company (established in 1998 by Bartho Eksteen) has a well-earned reputation for stocking hard-to-find small-batch wines and we strive to continue this great tradition. If you purchase a bottle of wine from us and it is faulty we will gladly replace the bottle and return the faulty wine to the winemaker.
Feel free to contact Wine & Company if you need a particular wine and we will do our best to source it for you. We are also able to ship wine locally and to most countries so do ask about international shipping.
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