South African wines - 1 references for sale online
The Vinogourmets cellar welcomes you from Tuesday to Sunday to help you discover a wide range of 1 South African wines. Sommelier in catering, notably with Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu, then manager of a cellar in Paris for 12 years, specializing in grands crus and rare vintages. He pays particular attention to the choice of South African wines to present you with the best quality and the best price.
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Whole bunch pressed and 100% wild fermented in clay amphorae. Aged for ten months on raw lees without any additions, with a minimum of SO2 additions just before bottling. Gabriëlskloof's vision is to produce fine wines that reflect the complexity, richness and diversity of a unique terroir. They strive to do this in the most ecological way possible, respecting the biodiversity of the region at all times. Gabriëlskloof is the realization of a dream for South African Bernhard Heyns, who for several years sought to find the unique ground which, in his words, “would root him where he was”.
In 2001 he found what was then a canola farm called “Avontuur” and the penny fell. It soon became apparent that the site had the potential to produce high quality wines with a distinctive character, and it did. Gabrielskloof has been owned and managed by the Heyns family ever since. This family has since grown to include members of the local community, many of whom have risen through the ranks to leadership positions on the farm.
Gabriëlskloof is on a rise in the Botrivier valley between two mountain ranges;the Houwhoek Range to the north and the Babylonstoren Range to the south.The farm is 15 km from the Atlantic Ocean in Hawston as the crow flies, and the vineyards benefit from the cooling sea breezes.
A total of 12 grape varieties are planted on the property on various soils.From the highest and windiest plots around the winery itself where they grow Sauvignon Blanc, to the rocky and less productive vines on the northern slope that supply Syrah on sandstones, special attention has been paid to the suitability of each plot for each respective vine
The farm is home to hundreds of varieties of native Cape fynbos and a host of local animals, including a troop of Cape baboons, a multitude of birds and the occasional mountain leopard.