2020 Hermanuspietersfontein Kleinboet (Bordeaux Blend)

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2020 Hermanuspietersfontein Kleinboet (Bordeaux Blend)
2020 Hermanuspietersfontein Kleinboet (Bordeaux Blend)
2020 Hermanuspietersfontein Kleinboet (Bordeaux Blend)
2020 Hermanuspietersfontein Kleinboet (Bordeaux Blend)
2020 Hermanuspietersfontein Kleinboet (Bordeaux Blend)
2020 Hermanuspietersfontein Kleinboet (Bordeaux Blend)
2020 Hermanuspietersfontein Kleinboet (Bordeaux Blend)
2020 Hermanuspietersfontein Kleinboet (Bordeaux Blend)

‘Kleinboet’ translates to ‘Little Brother’ from Afrikaans. This alludes to the fact that this Bordeaux Blend is incredibly elegant, with only 12.5% alcohol, compared to other South African Bordeaux Blends.

Although quite the lad, he’s not too big for his boots

Larger than life, there’s nothing small about him! The agile charmer, living life to the full. Simple, down to earth. With energy and a second breath, he’s not the kind to be second guessed…

Tasting Notes  

Nose

Bright red and purple fruit such as raspberries and blueberries; savoury notes; dried herbs (oregano and rosemary).

Palate

Generous offering form entrance to finish; supple and full without over-saturating the palate with tannin; persistent with good length.

2020 Hermanuspietersfontein Kleinboet

Vinification

A Bordeaux blend that is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and comprises of all five ‘noble’ varietals (Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet franc and Malbec). The use of 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill oak over 24 months ensures a beautiful “marriage” between the different varietals. The wine showcases bright red and purple fruit such as raspberries and blueberries; savoury notes; dried herbs (oregano and rosemary). On the palate this wine presents a generous offering from entrance to finish.

History

You’ve probably heard of the quaint beach town of Hermanus, situated on South Africa’s famous Whale Coast. Between 1855 and 1902, it was called Hermanuspietersfontein. In 1902, the local postmaster decided to shorten the name of the town to make addressing letters to the locals easier.

150 years later, the wine farm Hermanuspietersfontein, or HPF for short, craft outstanding wines with a serious sense of place. Their grapes come from Sondagskloof, which competes with Elgin and the Ceres Plateau for South Africa’s coolest wine growing region.

Specifications

Year 2020
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 48% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Merlot 11% Petit Verdot 11% Cabernet franc 11% Malbec.
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
12.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.4 units
Type Red Wine
Cellaring Potential 5 years and beyond, provided stored under optimum conditions
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Maturation in Oak
24 months in French Oak 80% in old (4-10 years of age) French oak Foudres (6000L) 10% in new French oak barriques (225L) 10% in second/third fill French oak barrique (225L)
Food Matches Roast or grilled lamb chops (or other richly flavoured cuts of red meat). Barbequed or ‘braai-ed’ aubergine topped with rich sun-dried and oregano tomato sauce is a great option for non-meat eaters.
Origin Sondagskloof, Walker Bay near Hermanus
Appellation WO Western Cape