Landau du Val Semillon 2014

Old-vine Semillon from Franschhoek really is something special – think Boekenhoutskloof, Alheit La Colline and, of course, Landau du Val, the 2014 vintage from the latter launched yesterday. From a block certified as having been planted in 1905, it was made by Wynand Grobler of Rickety Bridge, who tells of a particularly adventurous approach to […]

November 14, 2017
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Road to Santiago Semillon 2014

Franschhoek old-vine Semillon makes for some impressive wines have Boekenhoutskloof and Landau du Val have proved often. Now Wynand Grobler of Rickety Bridge has made some wine under his own label using Landau du Val grapes and it’s outstanding. From the famed 1905 vineyard, it includes some 10% Semillon Gris. Fermentation occurred spontaneously and maturation […]

September 16, 2015
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Landau du Val Semillon 2013

“The only thing older than Basil Landau in Franschhoek are his vines,” says Ludwig Maske of La Cotte Inn, the town’s renowned wine and cheese shop. Landau, now 85, and wife Jane bought Landau du Val in 1986, plantings on the property including a 5ha block of Semillon planted in 1905. Yesterday was the launch […]

June 30, 2015
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Landau du Val Semillon 2012

Not one but two extraordinary wines from Franschhoek Semillon in the space of a week – first the Boekenhoutskloof 2012 (see here) and then the Landau du Val Semillon 2012. From an unirrigated, bushvine vineyard planted in 1906, the wine was made by Wynand Grobler of Rickety Bridge, the wine matured for 12 months in […]

October 27, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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