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Almenkerk’s 100 hectare farm spreads over south-facing slopes surrounded by pristine fynbos and fairy-tale ravines. The high gravel and clay content eliminates the need for irrigation on the 15 hectares of vines. Sauvignon Blanc’s east-west row direction allows precision management of flavour components. Red varieties are planted with north – south row directions to maximise radiation .White grapes are pressed using a nitrogen press (eliminating all oxygen). Both free run and press juice are used, the latter’s higher phenol content giving richer wines. Sauvignon Blanc is aged on lees for 3 months, adding mid-palate weight to the fresh cool-climate acidity. Barrel fermented Chardonnay is aged on lees (3 months), rending a rich, luscious wine. Red wines are fermented naturally while skin contact ensures colour and flavour development. Each vineyard section has its own tank in the cellar to track its development over vintages. Wines are blended after 18 months, mainly in French oak, offering elegant, smooth wines with fine tannins.Put Almenkerk Wine Estate at the forefront of your travel plans using our Elgin trip planner .
Almenkerk Wine Estate Reviews
Photographer's dream!! Great wines, lovely personnel and the most amazing views you will ever find. Loved it!! more »
There are great views from the tasting room, looking towards Hermanus in the very far distance. All the staff seem to be well informed and friendly. I loved the wines, especially the Chardonnay and Sa... more »
Really great views to accompany you when you are tasting their top quality wines. A must visit if you are in the Elgin area. Tastings were R60 per tasting for their 2 different ranges. Very relaxed atmosphere, whilst also being a very polished facility. Worth every cent. I would highly recommend Almenkerk wine estate.
Is so gorgeous, perfect view. Hence what, is my work place.
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