Hi Everyone 🙂
It has been a minute since I last wrote a Blog post. Well I am back now and ready to start writing again.
As you all know, I am a big Wine snob (ha ha ha)
I had the pleasure of receiving two of La Motta’s famous wine’s to review and I can truly say that I honestly love their wine.
La Motte wine estate just outside Franschhoek. This estate is renowned for their immaculate wines and the beauty of the surroundings are astounding. The experience are made perfect by the VERY knowledgeable and friendly staff who welcomes you and do the tasting – they always have information at hand and interesting facts about the area and type of wines. La Motte also went the extra mile by developing wine sorbets in conjunction with Marcels Frozen Yoghurt. These are offered as part of the wine tasting and helps you pick up on the specific flavours and unique characters of each wine.
So let’s start of with a little bit of history of the estate.
La Motte was acquired in 1970 by the late Dr. Anton Rupert, an internationally respected industrialist who established a global business empire, and was held in high regard as a committed conservationist. Dr. Rupert and his art-devoted wife, Huberte, also played an immense role in the preservation of art.
La Motte is one of three wine estates owned by the Rupert family. Hanneli’s brother, Johann Rupert, owns L’Ormarins, formerly owned by the younger brother, Anthonij, who tragically died in a car accident in 2001. Hanneli and Johann are in partnership with the De Rothschild family of France, producing wines on the Fredericksburg farm under the Rupert & Rothschild label.
Hein Koegelenberg is the Chief Executive Officer of La Motte Wine Estate and married to La Motte’s owner, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg. His passion for wine and tourism is reflected in the estate’s wine accolades as well as internationally acknowledged tourism offering.
La Motte is owned by the Rupert’s daughter, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg. Formerly one of South Africa’s leading mezzo-sopranos, she is also the inspiration behind La Motte’s programme of Classical Music Concerts presented from the Historic Cellar on the estate.
2017 La Motte Millennium
A dusty, earthy nose with raspberry and mulberry fruit, cinnamon spice and a hint of mint, promising a complex wine
The nose of this wine tells the story of how it was made. Raspberry (Merlot), a slight herbaciousness (Cabernet Franc) and English toffee (oak) combine in a harmonious way. Malbec and Petit Verdot provide colour and spice. Very perfumy and aromatic with the earthiness of beetroot and leafy undergrowth. Juicy, concentrated blueberry fruit on palate with fresh acidity and toffee sweetness. Spicy cinnamon finish.
Dishes to pair with
This South African interpretation of the famous Bordeaux-style red blend is excellent at countering fat – creamy, buttery or otherwise fat-laden dishes such as duck-liver are excellent partners. Its accommodating structure befriends mild curries such as the traditional Cape bobotie and it is a stalwart with creamy sauces and mushrooms. Also responds very well to red meats, game, roasts and noble, matured cheese.
2019 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc
With its natural acidity and acute texture, this Sauvignon Blanc wine pairs beautifully with sea-foods, seafood pasta and spicy foods such as Chinese and Thai dishes. This white wine also goes extremely well with dishes containing acute seasonings, and salty eats such as pre-dinner canapés. A natural partner to goat’s cheese. On its own, a refreshing aperitif white wine.
Dishes to pair with
With its natural acidity and acute texture, this wine pairs beautifully with sea-foods, sea- food pasta and spicy foods such as Chinese and Thai dishes. Also goes extremely well with dishes containing acute seasonings, and salty eats such as pre-dinner canapés. A natural partner to goat’s cheese. On its own, a refreshing aperitif wine.
The La Motte Experiences
Virtual Wine Tasting, Current Vintage Wine Tasting, Virtual Glass-specific Wine Tasting, Vinoteque Wine Tasting, Wine & Food tasting.
Browse their award-winning portfolio of wines.
Enjoy their hospitality and a taste of traditional Cape Winelands Cuisine.
Explore the natural beauty of the Franschhoek Valley.
Join the La Motte team for a stimulating cultural-historical experience.
Discover unique gifts, take-home reminders of the estate and artisan baking.