Van Loggerenberg Break a Leg new releases
By Christian Eedes, 7 March 2022
Break a Leg, theatrical slang for “Good luck!”, also refers to the knee surgery that winemaker Lukas van Loggerenberg had to undergo in his fast harvest season of starting his own label. Tasting notes and ratings for the new releases as follows:
Break a Leg Chardonnay 2021
From Devon Valley and Polkadraai grapes. Fermented and matured for nine months in tank. Gunsmoke, lime and lemon and a slight herbal note on the nose while the palate is taut and direct – light-bodied with zippy acidity and a pithy finish.
CE’s rating: 91/100.
Break a Leg Merlot 2021
From a vineyard in the upper reaches of the Blaauwklippen area. Spontaneously fermented and matured for 10 months in older oak. Red fruit, rose-like perfume and a subtle herbal note on the nose while the palate is medium bodied with fresh acidity and chalky tannins. Well balanced and unassuming.
CE’s rating: 89/100.
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