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Lanzerac Keldermeester Versameling Bergpad 2022

Lanzerac Keldermeester Versameling Bergpad 2022

R220,00

Bergpad is a Pinot Blanc from a single vineyard block in the Jonkershoek Valley of Stellenbosch, and is currently the only bottled varietal of its kind in South Africa. The name for this wine is derived from the famous mountain path (bergpad in Afrikaans) that runs from the University of Stellenbosch’s sports grounds, Coetzenburg, along the Stellenbosch Mountain towards Lanzerac Wine Estate in Jonkershoek. The dominant flavour of Pinot Blanc on the nose is preserved quince, violets, lavender and pears which follows through to the palate where creaminess and softness enters at the mid-palate and lingers on the extended finish. Seeing as only 2277 bottles of this wine was made, it is truly a special Pinot Blanc.

Specifications

SKU: LAN-002-1
Alcohol Volume: 14.46%
Sugar G/L: 4.3
Food Pairing: Cheese, Seafood, Sushi

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In the cellar

This wine was fermented in old French oak barrels using mainly natural yeast, but with a small component of added commercial yeast. Maturation in barrels was done for 11 months before bottling.

In the vineyard

This single block Pinot Blanc was planted in 1993 and covers an area of 1.08 hectares. Situated approximately 280 meters above sea level, the aspect of this vineyard is directly South-facing. The soil can be described as decomposed granite and sandstone with red clay components. In 2017 this vineyard block yielded 5.51 tons per hectare.

Ageing

This wine is ready to enjoy now.

Cultivar

Pinot Blanc

Food Pairing

This wine can be enjoyed with crispy tempura prawn, sushi, baked feta and caramelised onion phyllo tarts.

About the Wine Estate

With a history dating back to 1692, a mere 13 years after Stellenbosch itself and is the third oldest farm in the area, Lanzerac Wine Estate is a historic landmark and Stellenbosch icon. The grande dame is synonymous with old-world charm and rich Cape heritage. Positioned in the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley on the outskirts of the historical town of Stellenbosch, the Estate boasts views of dramatic mountain ranges, endless rows of lush vineyards and hectares of gardens shaded by giant Oak trees. The Manor House and Werf, which now stands proud as a Provincial Heritage Site, underwent significant changes by one of the property’s most influential owners, Elizabeth Catherina ‘Kitty’ English, who bought Schoongezicht in 1920. Mrs English changed the estate’s name to Lanzerac, rumoured to be after General Charles Lanrezac – a French General, who commanded the French Fifth Army at the outbreak of World War I. She also transformed it during her nine years of ownership into one of the most modern wineries in the Cape, laying the foundations for Stellenbosch’s world-renowned wines. Mrs English passed away in 1929, and in 1934 the Estate was bought by Jacobus Tribelhorn – the builder who had extended the Manor House for Mrs English. He continued her legacy of producing wines of exceptional quality. The wine farm’s next owner, Angus Batts Buchanan, improved the estate’s reputation to another level by winning several awards for the wines, sherry and brandy that he proudly produced and, in doing so, established Lanzerac as a leading brand. Buchanan’s nephew, ‘Lord’ David Rawdon, ushered in an exciting new era when he purchased Lanzerac in 1958, by converting the farm into an elegant hotel and landmark. He converted the original cellar and its surrounding buildings into bars, lounges, dining area and hotel rooms. Since then the Lanzerac become synonymous with Stellenbosch’s social agenda and provided many local and foreign tourists a unique winelands experience, characterised by its heritage and commitment to friendly ‘Boland’ culture and service commitment. The Lanzerac wine estate has been under current ownership since 2012. Committed to bring the grande dame’s infrastructure and service levels into a 21st century luxury experience without compromising on its heritage, extensive renovations begun early in 2013.

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