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Van Loggerenberg ‘Breton’ Cabernet Franc 2022 – 1500ml MAGNUM


Christian Eedes, Winemag:
“Plum, cherry, floral perfume, dried herbs, earth and pencil shavings on the nose while the palate is juicy and fresh with very fine tannins making for a cashmere-like texture. Relatively light and vibrant with a super-dry finish. 94/100.”

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100% Cabernet Franc – W.O Stellenbosch
Soil: Decomposed granite, with Ferricrete(koffieklip) in topsoil

In the vineyards:
The wine is made up of two parcels, both quite close to each other. One portion is from Bluegum Grove Farm in the Polkadraai, farmed by Danie Carinus and planted in 2004 and the other based on Klein Welmoed next to Meerlust which is farmed by Pierre Winshaw and planted in 2008. The fruit is picked and vinified separately and only blended before bottling. The two vineyards are planted on decomposed granite with Koffieklip in the top layer of soil.

In the cellar:
On the 2004 vineyard which is a Loire clone we do 100% whole-bunch fermentation. This vineyard makes up 25% of the final wine. The other vineyard was 100% de-stemmed. The de-stemmed vineyard spent 10 weeks on the skins this vintage. One punch down was performed per day. After pressing, the two parcels underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel on their own. The wines were blended after 10 months in barrel and bottled right after. No enzymes or commercial yeast was used in making the wines.

Label story:
The name Breton is from the old French name in the Loire for Cabernet Franc. We chose this name as it was in the Loire valley that we made the final decision to start Van Loggerenberg Wines. The silhouette of the woman symbolizes the elegance of Cabernet Franc and is emphasized again by the Percheron horse. This breed is always perceived as this rough brute of a horse but in my view is very elegant and, in that way, similar to Cabernet Franc to me -firm but with great elegance to it.
The landmark on the label is in the Bluegum Grove vineyard used in the wine, which was the only vineyard in the first vintage of 2016.







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