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Winery of the Week: Hermanuspietersfontein Wynkelder

This proudly Afrikaans ‘urban’ winery has its cellar and visitor venue in The Village, a buzzing lifestyle destination in coastal resort Hermanus (1855 town founder Hermanus Pieters remembered in the brand name). But most of HPF’s grapes are from, and the wines actively marketed as Wine of Origin Sunday’s Glen, the wine ward between Hermanus and Stanford, in the heart of cool-climate Walker Bay. The focus is on sauvignon blanc and Bordeaux and Rhône blends, with just one varietal red on the fringes of the family: a cabernet franc aptly (and typically tongue-in-cheekly) named ‘Black Sheep’.

Hermanuspietersfontein Wynkelder Nr 5 Kat met die Houtbeen 2014

Classic Wines
Category: Sauvignon blanc wooded

Was 'Sauvignon Blanc No 5', now 'Cat with the Wooden Leg', wittily recognising the 30% new-oaked portion on exceptional 2014 (), from sauvignon (85%) & semillon co-fermented (half wild yeasts). Pot-pourri scents & candied lemon rind followed by lingering creamy orchard fruit & vanilla. Will reward the patient, like improved 2013. More 

Wine tasted by Winnie Bowman.

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