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Lothian Vineyards (Pty) Ltd

Rockview Dam Rd, 7160 Elgin, WC
South Africa

Telephone +27 82 5657869
ewen@lothianvineyards.com

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ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 9): stand A38

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ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 9

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.02  AFRICA
  • 01.02.06  South Africa
  • 01.02.06.15  Other South African wine cultivation areas

Our products

Product category: Other South African wine cultivation areas

Méthode Cap Classique

“In Victory, you deserve Champagne.
In defeat you need it”
Napoleon Bonaparte

Tasting Notes
Fresh and fruity with aromas of young strawberry, raspberry and notes of grapefruit on the nose with rose petal and cream leading on the palate leading to crisp bright apple balanced by creamy and minerality in the mouth. Hand picked and whole bunch press and only the cuvee was used for fermentation . Barrel fermentation and ageing for two months and then left on the lees for 18 months before engorging. Wine was then engorged with a typical french dosage and then left for three months in the bottle before releasing

Viniculture
- Vine Clones – Clone 777
– Blocks – 1
– Soil – Table moutain sandstone
– Balling at Harvest 18
– Coopers – Vicard
– Maturation – 20 months
– Packaging – 750ml
– Date of Release – Dec-13

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Product category: Other South African wine cultivation areas

Isobel Rose

“You have only so many bottles in your life, never drink a bad one.”
Len Evans

Tasting Notes
Mourvedre grape. Made in a dry style. Succulent fruit aromas give way to bold cherry and dark plum, while lingering pomegranate and sweet anise leave the palate with a refreshing acidity in this sophisticated dry rose.

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Product category: Other South African wine cultivation areas

Pinot Noir

“You have only so many bottles in your life, never drink a bad one”
Len Evans

Tasting Notes
This wine has a deep, ruby red hue with a fragrant boquet of red plums, raspberry and black cherry overlaid with integrated oak spice. The palate shows ripe, red berry fruit and cherry flavours with a lingering fruit sweetness. Tannins are fine and integrated, making the wine immediately approachable.

Viniculture
The Lothian Vineyards Pinot Noir comes from a 2.25ha vineyard planted to two different clones. The fruit was hand harvested, gently crushed and fermented in open fermenters for a period of ten days. Ambient yeasts and manual pigeage were utilised to coax both flavour and colour from the fruit. The must was lightly pressed and racked off into French oak barrique (20% new). Malo-lactic fermentation occured in barrique. The wine was barrel matured for a period of eleven months and lightly filtered prior to bottling to maintain the wine’s integrity and subtle Pinot flavour spectrum.

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Product category: Other South African wine cultivation areas

Lothian Vineyards Riesling

A dry Riesling made on our South facing slopes. The 2016 has less than 2 g of Sugar and an acidty of 7 . 
Full of fruit 

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Product category: Other South African wine cultivation areas

Lothian Vineyards Chardonnay

Tasting Notes
This wine has a pale yellow-gold colour. On the nose: fresh baked bread, pineapple, tangerine and apple pie. The taste shows a good sugar acid balance with the obvious taste of the elements identified on the nose. The wine has a rich mouthfeel. It shows good length and exhibits complexity of taste.

Winemaking 
The 2016 vintage from Lothian Vineyards' 3 blocks of Chardonnay was harvested at optimal ripeness. The fruit was cooled prior to crushing, with a period of skin contact followed by light pressing. Fermentation was started in stainless steel with ambient yeast. The fermenting juice was racked into a selection of French barrique, followed by a period of intensive battonage to bolster the wine's mid-palate. 10 months of barrel maturation on the fine lees fleshed out the wine and added richness. Prior to bottling the wine was lightly filtered to preserve it's integrity.

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About us

Company details

In its opulent setting on the banks of the Palmiet River and a private lake in the Elgin Valley, Lothian Vineyards shines in a class all of its own. Years of searching for the perfect location finally revealed Elgin’s cool-climate terroir as an elegant setting for growing grapes to produce exceptional Burgundian-style Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Rose varietals. The Wilson family’s non-interventionist artisanal wine-making technique flows into the feel of Lothian House: a feat of modern architecture, designed with sensitivity towards the environment.Lothian estate is distinguished by nature, positioned in the Kogelberg Biosphere, which possesses 1654 plant species found nowhere else on earth. Guests at Lothian House are treated to a theatrical show of nature with sightings of rare Cape Leopard, African Fish Eagle, Cape Clawless Otter and Cape Eagle Owl between an array of outdoor experiences. This three-year-long labour of love has resulted in the achievement of award-winning wines and the beguiling lifestyle of an unparalleled countryside retreat.

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