La Petite Ferme Wine
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Baboon Rock
Verdict 2016 (Cape Blend) - ZAR395
The Verdict is a Cape Blend consisting out of 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, 23% Pinotage & 18% Merlot . All varietals are harvested on La Petite Ferme and barrel matured in French oak for 12 months. Classic Cabernet pencil shavings. Cabernet Franc adds spice and herbal buchu undertones. Rich dark fruit, Black cherry, cassis.
All varieties vinified separately and matured in French oak for 12 months.
Varieties are then blended and put back in older barrels for further 6months.
Residuel Sugar 2.4g/l
Total Acid 6.6
Merlot 2016 - ZAR220
A Merlot that is subtle, complex, elegant and firm in each glass. This is a wine that lures you in with elements of cherry fruits, buchu, peppermint chocolate and mocha. The wine also spends 12 months on French oak which is integrated elegantly and delivers good weight on the mid-palate and finishing off with firm powdery tannins. A complex , but balanced wine with great versatility.
Picked between 25.0- 25.5 Balling Fermentation in open fermenters for 10 days, cap punched down manually every 5 hours. Wood maturation: 225L French Oak barrels for 12months, 25%new
Residuel Sugar 2.6g/l
Total Acid 6.4g/l
Shiraz 2016 - ZAR250
This Shiraz is a balanced and elegantly crafted wine, but yet still complex enough to keep your attention. It delivers dark fruit flavours of succulent ripe plums and cherry while combining with the classic white pepper and warm winter spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. The wine also shows firm round tannins from spending 12 months in French oak.
Picked between 23.5-24.5 Balling Fermentation in open fermenters for 10 days, cap punched down manually every 5 hours. Wood maturation: 225L French Oak barrels for 12months, 10%new
Residuel Sugar 2.6g/l
Total Acid 5.8g/l
Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - ZAR200
The Cabernet Sauvignon shows itself in a beautiful garnet colour. The wine has been wooded in French oak barrels for 12 months which lends it the pencil shaving and cigar box characteristics on both the nose as well as the palate. Those firm aromas are closely followed and complemented by dark fruit flavours of cassis and black berries.
Picked between 25.0- 25.5 Balling. Fermentation in open fermenters for 10 days, cap punched down manually every 5 hours. Wood maturation: 225L French Oak barrels for 12months, 20%new
Residuel Sugar 1.9g/l
Total Acid 6.7g/l
Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2017 - ZAR220
This Chardonnay is made from 40% of our Franschhoek estate grapes and 60% from Elim(Agulhas). Elim grapes add minerality and freshness, Franschhoek grapes show richness of fruit. Citrus and lime notes leading into rich white pear. Lingering finish with dry savouriness.
Grapes from different sites picked separately and at different sugars to highlight differences in our terroir. Matured in 1st 2nd and 3rd fill barrels for 10 months. Barrels stirred every second week for 3 months giving full rich mouth feel..
Residuel Sugar 1.5g/l
Total Acid 6.2g/l
Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - ZAR150
The 2017 La Petite Ferme Sauvignon Blanc is a blend that consists of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Nouvelle with both varietals coming from the La Petite Ferme vineyards in Franschhoek. Sauvignon Blanc grapes from our higher vineyards lends fresh and clean mineral notes of lime and citrus which is also complemented by the nouvelle. The lower vineyard grapes shows more tropical fruit like pineapple and litchi which makes this a perfect summer wine.
The grapes are from different sites, picked separately and at different sugar levels to highlight the differences in our terroir. The Nouvelle was picked early to add to the freshness and citrus.
Residuel Sugar 1.7g/l
Total Acid 6.6g/l
Viognier 2017 - ZAR160
An elegant yet firm Viognier wine that produces flavours of apricot and pawpaw on the nose which is closely followed by floral notes of rose geranium that guides you on to the palate where you find subtle fresh citrus flavours. The structured palate makes this a great food wine. This is a wine that is balanced between good fruity flavours, fresh citrus aromas and a balanced firm structure, a good all round wine.
Grapes from two vineyards picked at different stages of ripeness. No skin contact, pressed and fermented in 100% Stainless steel using a variety of yeasts. Left on the fine lees to mature for 3 months with occasional stirring to develop a full rich body. Bottle closure: Stelvin
Residuel Sugar 1.7g/l
Total Acid 6.1
Baboon Rock Un-wooded Chardonnay 2017 - ZAR120
The La Petite Ferme Baboon Rock 2017 is an unwooded chardonnay made from 100% top quality chardonnay grapes harvested in the Robertson area. A perfect example of what you would expect to find from an unwooded chardonnay, initially delivering fresh and crisp flavours like lemon peel and green apple finishing with a slight, but rich nuttiness. With the grapes coming from a hotter climate, you can also expect to find some lovely lingering floral notes which pulls it all together and makes this wine a real complete sensory experience.
Picked between 22.8-23.5 Balling. Cold fermentation retains freshness. Left on fine lees for 4months. Closure Stelvin.
Residual Sugar 2.2g/l
Total Acid 7.0g/l
La Petite Ferme Rosé 2017 - ZAR120
The La Petite Ferme Rosé is made from 100% Merlot. Cold, whole bunch pressed and removed from the skins immediately to create the light salmon pink colour. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit and strawberry candyfloss on the nose with the same flavours following through onto the palate while finishing crisp and dry.
Picked between 19- 23 Balling. Crushed and cold pressed. Fermented in Stainless steel tanks.
Residuel Sugar 1.0g/l
Total Acid 7.2g/l