Van Loggerenberg Breton 2021, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Van Loggerenberg Wines is a family-run winery based in Paarl, making low-intervention, site-specific wines from vineyards mainly in the Stellenbosch and Swartland appellations. The name Breton is from the old French name in the Loire for Cabernet Franc. We chose this name as it was in the Loire valley where we made the final decision to start Van Loggerenberg Wines. The silhouette of the woman symbolizes the elegance of Cabernet Franc and is emphasized again by the Percheron horse. The Percheron breed is always perceived as this rough brute of a horse but is very elegant and in that way similar to Cabernet Franc; firm but with great elegance to it. 100% Cabernet Franc. W.O Stellenbosch. Soil: Decomposed granite, with koffieklip in the top soil. 30% of the final wine was whole bunch fermented while the destemmed grapes were left on their skins for two weeks after alcoholic fermentation to add depth to the mid palate. Only one punch down was done per day. After pressing, the three parcels underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel on their own. The different components were blended after 10 months in barrel and bottled right after. No enzymes or commercial yeasts were used in making the wines.