Beaumont, Hope Marguerite 750ml 2019South Africa, Botriver
Named after Hope Marguerite Beaumont, a woman with character, elegance and a love for wine. They have produced this Chenin to reflect the pure character of the grape and the individual philosophy of Beaumont wines. Their very first vintage of the Hope Marguerite was produced in 1997.
Only fruit selected from their oldest Chenin Blanc vineyards, planted in ‘74 and ‘78, are used for this wine. Barrel fermentation takes place in 400L French oak using only natural yeasts. No malo lactic fermentation takes place in order to retain as much natural freshness. The wine is kept on its gross lees for 10 months with regular batonage, giving it a richer and fuller palate.
'If the definition of a great vineyard is that it consistently produces superb wine then Hope Marguerite definitely qualifies. Made with fruit from 40-year-old vines and older, it's a classy, poised, naturally fermented delight, with green apple and pear tart flavours, racy acidity, some brioche and patisserie and a long, crunchy finish. 2021-29' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 95/100
'The nose shows pear, peach, citrus and apple with some dried herbs and a little yeasty complexity in the background. The palate possesses a good core of fruit plus bright acidity while the finish is long and pithy. Currently, it comes across as rather tightly wound and it will be interesting to see how that extra RS manifests itself in years to come.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 93/100
Alc: 12.5% | RS: 8.3 g/L | TA: 6.8 g/L | PH: 3.18
Beaumont, located in Botriver, is a family-run farm. It was founded by Raoul and Jayne Beaumont in 1974, and is now run by their son Sebastian Beaumont. The farm dates back to the 1700’s when it was owned by the Dutch East India Company and is now home to the region’s oldest wine cellar. The vineyards sit on ancient clay-rich soil and are said to be some of the finest in the area. Beaumont, always doing something interesting and different, were the first to introduce Mourvèdre as a single bottled variety in South Africa.
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