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‘Place of the lost she-goat’ – Explore Prieska with small-batch releases

The town Prieska's name is derived from the old Koranna words beris + gab, translating to ‘Place of the lost she-goat’. This wine celebrates Prieska as a new, unique wine of origin region. – Lowerland

With the assistance of rock star winemakers, the passionate grape farmer Bertie Coetzee is putting Prieska on the map. SA’s wine industry is facing a multitude of challenges, especially those brought on by the drought, so the need for discovering new, uncharted and sustainable regions has never been greater. The latest releases of small-batch Lowerland wines have that pioneering spirit about them.

The Tolbos Tannat 2016, made by Lukas Van Loggerenberg, is special. Tannat is a variety best-known for its muscular tannins but in Lukas’s hands we see something fresher and more refined with a savoury spine and Lukas’s trademark poise. It is a unique and, sadly, very limited wine. The Witgat Viognier 2017, crafted by the experienced winemaker JD Pretorius, is one of the finest Viogniers we’ve tasted. Once again limited, it offers refinement over fruit-weight with just a touch of oak.

 

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If it is value that you are after, then look no further than the juicy Die Verlore Bokooi 2016 (the lost she-goat), a red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Shiraz. It offers loads of sumptuous, ripe fruit and is a great winter-warmer. It hits the spot at just R110 per bottle.

The Lowerland offering is rounded out with two exciting takes on Colombard. JD adds his bubbly-making acumen to the range with the Colombard MCC 2016. This complex MCC is Brut Nature in style and spends 14 months on the lees. It has all the expressive fruit of Colombard while being balanced by fresh and zippy acidity. The Vaalkameel Colombard 2017, also made by Lukas, is an unique take on the grape variety. It is compellingly fresh with no oak influence and is just a pure expression of the grape.

 

Wine Cellar offers the greatest wine region in the world en-primeur (as futures). 2017 will be our 17th Bordeaux campaign and will be offered from April 2018 onwards for delivery in 2020.
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