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Koelenhof Stellenbosch 1679 The Legacy 2018

Koelenhof Stellenbosch 1679 The Legacy 2018


Since 1941

It is a legacy… This is as a result of a ‘something’ that occurred in 1941, where families were brought together and bound for generations to follow. Today, we find that the third and fourth generations of these families are all still actively involved in the production of this fine wine. Each glass is guaranteed to tell a story of rich history that is attributed to the labour and efforts of the past, that have combined to produce this wine.

A Bordeaux Blend is a combination of two or more classic varieties. Stellenbosch 1679 The Legacy, however, is a culmination of five bold varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet franc. When maturing this decadent red wine, brand new French oak barrels are used. Full-bodied, yet elegant classic style. Deep ruby red colour with blackcurrant (cassis) and red berry flavours.


SKU: KOE-008
Alcohol Volume: 13.79 %
Sugar G/L: 2.6 g/l
Type of wine: Bordeaux Blend, Red Wine
Cultivar: Other Red Wines
Food Pairing: Cheese, Meat, Poultry

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In the cellar

Phenolic ripe grapes were harvested and fermented for 7 days in open fermenters on the skins. After fermentation transferred to French oak barrels, where it finished its primary fermentation. Secondary fermentation and ageing for 16 months in 300-litre French oak barrels.

In the vineyard

SOIL: Decomposed granite, Oakleaf, Tukulu and Clovelly soils. AGE OF VINES: On average 15 years VINIFICATION: 7 days on skins in rotor fermenters at 25°C BARREL AGING: 24 months in new 225 litres 75% Classic and 25% Thimeo French oak from Tonnellerie Bossuet. CLIMATE: Low rainfall, dry ripening season with cool nights and warm, dry days during picking. GRAPES: Smaller berries, with excellent colour and flavour intensity, are harvested at optimum phenolic ripeness.


This excellent 2018 vintage will peak from mid-2022 to 2032 when tertiary aromas will start to develop.


Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 12,5 %, Cabernet Franc 12,5 %, Petit Verdot 12,5 %, Malbec 12, 5%.

Food Pairing

Game, beef and lamb dishes. Compliments infused with spiced red cherry dessert dishes, Vanilla and cinnamon gelato enhance the red fruit and mocha. Also, enjoy various cheese and preserve platters.

Awards and Recognition

Tim Atkins 2021: 91 points & Producer Cellar of the Year

Vitis Vinifera 2021: TOP 10 Producer Award

Global Fine Wine Challenge: Gold Medal


About the Wine Estate

Koelenhof Wine Cellar is situated among vineyard-covered slopes, 14 kilometres outside the beautiful town of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape region of South Africa. As far as Stellenbosch wine farms go, visitors can expect to find a wide range of products and services at their winery. Koelenhof Wine Cellar emerged from humble beginnings as a bulk wine producer. The grower-owned winery was established in 1941, with the De Vries family at the helm. Members of the family continue to play an integral role at the winery, supported by a dedicated team of staff and loyal partners. Today, Koelenhof presses 16,000 tons of grapes every year – the fruit of the labour and commitment of 70 local shareholders.

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