Laurens Campher

Laurens Campher Blended White 2013

Price: R 240.00

Laurens Campher Blended White 2013

Laurens Campher was a young German soldier who started farming at Muratie in 1685. This blend is a labour of love, much like Laurens’ love for Ansela van de Caab. Their love was ultimately rewarding, bringing about the birth of their three children, her freedom and the development of a farm that was only officially granted to Campher in 1699 but is still going strong over three centuries later.

VINEYARD
This wine is made from meticulously sourced grapes from different sites and slopes. Vineyards vary in age from 10 – 15 years old. The Chenin Blanc is from an old north facing bush vine block with low yields and good fruit purity.

VINIFICATION
Medium bodied, with a sturdy backbone, this uniquely South African white blend is made in Campher’s honour, combining predominantly Chenin Blanc (46%) with smaller amounts of Sauvignon Blanc (25%), Verdehlo (19%), and Viognier (10%). Components are vinified separately, then meticulously blended after judicious oaking in a combination of 25% new and the remainder older 500 L French Oak barrels (11 months). 40% undergoes MLF ensuring a softer acidity – it’s truly a labour of love.

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS
For all its freshness, elegance and focus, the wine’s flavours are complex and intense, ranging from bright lemon, fresh pineapple, apricots and juicy nectarine to more concentrated lime marmalade as well as caramel and cream (from barrel fermentation and 11 months of maturation in mostly older French oak). On the palate the initial impression is floral (heady honeysuckle) finishing with white peaches and apricots, with hints of citrus and a fresh acidity. Freshy toasted almonds visits the palate with an eminently satisfying, lengthy finish. The darker hue in colour and eminently satisfying, lengthy finish indicates bottle maturation. This wine is in the optimum drinking age now and best served with creamy chicken dishes as well as mild, aromatic-spice dishes such as lobster curries.

Laurens Campher

Laurens Campher Blended White 2013

Price: R 240.00

Laurens Campher Blended White 2013

Laurens Campher was a young German soldier who started farming at Muratie in 1685. This blend is a labour of love, much like Laurens’ love for Ansela van de Caab. Their love was ultimately rewarding, bringing about the birth of their three children, her freedom and the development of a farm that was only officially granted to Campher in 1699 but is still going strong over three centuries later.

VINEYARD
This wine is made from meticulously sourced grapes from different sites and slopes. Vineyards vary in age from 10 – 15 years old. The Chenin Blanc is from an old north facing bush vine block with low yields and good fruit purity.

VINIFICATION
Medium bodied, with a sturdy backbone, this uniquely South African white blend is made in Campher’s honour, combining predominantly Chenin Blanc (46%) with smaller amounts of Sauvignon Blanc (25%), Verdehlo (19%), and Viognier (10%). Components are vinified separately, then meticulously blended after judicious oaking in a combination of 25% new and the remainder older 500 L French Oak barrels (11 months). 40% undergoes MLF ensuring a softer acidity – it’s truly a labour of love.

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS
For all its freshness, elegance and focus, the wine’s flavours are complex and intense, ranging from bright lemon, fresh pineapple, apricots and juicy nectarine to more concentrated lime marmalade as well as caramel and cream (from barrel fermentation and 11 months of maturation in mostly older French oak). On the palate the initial impression is floral (heady honeysuckle) finishing with white peaches and apricots, with hints of citrus and a fresh acidity. Freshy toasted almonds visits the palate with an eminently satisfying, lengthy finish. The darker hue in colour and eminently satisfying, lengthy finish indicates bottle maturation. This wine is in the optimum drinking age now and best served with creamy chicken dishes as well as mild, aromatic-spice dishes such as lobster curries.