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Patatsfontein 2017 – A cult wine in the making

The 2015 Patatsfontein offer has been our fastest selling Chenin Blanc offer to date and we expect the 2017 Steen to be gone in seconds. The latest 2017 release shows Reenen Borman’s accomplished hand and ever-increasing skill. As he gets to know this vineyard, his astute winemaking and keen aesthetic elevates this 2017 single vineyard to near-Burgundian refinement.

The Patatsfontein Steen 2017 is a unique wine from an old single vineyard situated 600m above sea level in the Montague mountains and planted on Karoo slate and shale. This vineyard is fast developing a cult following and for good reason. Tasting some of the older vintages, it is clear that these wines evolve beautifully and, from 2016 onwards, they are more chiselled with an extraordinarily long, refined finish. A must for the fine wine enthusiast. Buy it and lay it down for 2 – 3 years before broaching. 

Catherine Marshall

While waiting for your few cherished bottles of Steen to mature, it is certainly worth getting to know this terroir by enjoying the earlier-drinking, more approachable Patatsblanc 2017. Like the Steen, this Colombard-based blend is produced from vineyards grown on Karoo slate. These unique soils add a fine spiciness and fynbos-like character to the Patatsblanc as well as a distinct saline finish to both wines. Raised in a top-end Stockinger barrel, the 2017 is more focused with a fresher acidity and is just astounding at this price.

Wine Cellar offers the greatest wine region in the world en-primeur (as futures). 2015 will be our 15th Bordeaux campaign and will be offered from April 2016 onwards for delivery in 2018.
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