Van Niekerk Vintners Rebellie 2019
By Christian Eedes, 18 June 2021
Albert van Niekerk, former copywriter turned winemaker, is currently assistant to Peter-Allan Finlayson of Crystallum Wines, working out of the Gabriëlskloof cellar in Bot River. Available under his own label is Rebellie 2019, made from Grenache sourced from nearby Anysbos (price: R210 a bottle)
Vinification involved 40% whole-bunch fermentation before 10 months of maturation in old oak. The nose shows red currant, raspberry, rose, herbs, and white pepper while the palate is light and subtle – pure fruit, bright acidity, and crunchy tannins. Alcohol: 13%.
CE’s rating: 92/100.
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