Lourensford Cuvée 89 2007

The Cuvée 89 2007, a Méthode Cap Classique from Lourensford in Somerset West, gets its name from the fact that it spent 89 months (over seven years) on the lees. Made from predominantly Chardonnay plus a small portion of Pinotage, it shows plenty of developed character on the nose although nothing too weird. The palate […]

August 16, 2017
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Lourensford Reserve White Blend 2012

A lot of Sauvignon Blanc could do with some jazzing up and that’s precisely what Lourensford in Somerset West has done with its Reserve White Blend 2012. Consisting of 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Chardonnay and 2% Viognier, there was discreet use of oak during fermentation, maturation on the lees lasting seven months. The nose displays […]

December 16, 2016
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Interview: Hannes Nel of Lourensford

From the June issue of Business Day WANTED: On the edge of Somerset West, at the foot of the Helderberg mountains, lies businessman Christo Wiese’s vast estate called Lourensford. It’s 4 000ha in size with some 110ha under vineyard and the man tasked with turning the grapes into wine is 37-year-old Hannes Nel. Nel started […]

June 12, 2015
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Markets in the winelands

A round-up of some of the best markets in the Cape winelands. Blaauwklippen Family Market, Stellenbosch Sundays, 10am to 3pm www.blaauwklippen.com Families are welcome! Expect arts, crafts, food and a chance to pet the farm animals. Buy something to eat and drink (no BYO) and relax on the lawns with a picnic blanket while listening […]

December 4, 2014
by Emma Odendaal
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Chocolate and wine pairings in the winelands

Don’t believe those stick-in-the-muds who say that chocolate doesn’t pair with wine. When done well, there are few things as deliciously decadent. It’s a match made in heaven, if you will. But finding the perfect combination is a challenge. Wine’s acidity and tannin can clash with the creaminess and subtle flavor nuances of chocolate. So, […]

November 6, 2014
by Emma Odendaal
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Christmas in the winelands

Why not make this Christmas holiday a real holiday and allow someone else to do the cooking and washing up? The Cape winelands has a plethora of restaurants offering Christmas Eve dinners and Christmas day lunches. Set menus, buffets, foodie experiences, home-style traditional cooking – it’s all here. Backsberg, Klapmuts Christmas lunch: R470 per person […]

October 23, 2014
by Emma Odendaal
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