La Bri

La Bri Sauvage Chardonnay 2011

La Bri Sauvage Chardonnay 2011

€ 29,90

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La Bri Cellar Door White 2015

La Bri Cellar Door White 2015

€ 11,90

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La Bri Chardonnay 2016

La Bri Chardonnay 2016

€ 15,90

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La Bri Cellar Door Red 2012

La Bri Cellar Door Red 2012

€ 12,90

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La Bri Merlot 2013

La Bri Merlot 2013

€ 16,90

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La Bri Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

La Bri Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

€ 17,90

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La Bri Syrah 2013

La Bri Syrah 2013

€ 16,90

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La Bri Affinity 2013

La Bri Affinity 2013

€ 16,90

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Normalpreis € 91,40 € 78,40 Sie sparen 14%
(€ 13,00 )

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La Bri Estate’s Vineyards and Cellar Renaissance 

The crux of the La Bri renaissance began with the 2008 harvest, the first to be crushed in the new modern 120-ton cellar on the Estate. Prior to that, because they used a nearby cellar, the La Bri winemaking team was inhibited in fulfilling its philosophy of using both traditional and modern winemaking methods.

The new cellar, with its unique circular design and gravity-fed processes, is focused on producing limited volumes of superior quality wine that embody all that is unique about La Bri’s vineyards and their terrain.

The emphasis in the cellar is on gaining elegance in the wines and most importantly making wines people want to drink and enjoy! To this end, where possible, the grapes and wine are moved by gravity, to minimise the use of pumps. All grapes are hand-picked and stored overnight in a cold room, to protect and preserve fruit freshness. The reds are sorted, first as bunches and then as berries, before being hoisted in a satellite tank and tipped into fermentation tanks. A pneumatic punch-down system allows for maximum extraction of colour and for constant skin contact with the fermenting juice. Automated temperature controls on tanks ensure ideal fermentation temperatures. Individually programmed pressing cycles ensure optimum juice recovery, of both quality and quantity.

The 15.5 hectares of vineyards at La Bri grow in diverse soil types. Some are sandy loam; others have a firm clay base, whilst others are deep and rich alluvial soils. All grapes harvested on the farm are crushed in the Estate’s cellar and only the chardonnay grapes for the MCC (to be released in 2013) are bought in, from a nearby Franschhoek farm. La Bri is registered as an Estate with wines grown, made and bottled on the Estate. The myth that great wine can’t be grown in the Franschhoek Valley floor is rapidly losing traction. Irene believes that the terroir in the upper reaches of the Valley offers sufficient diversity, in climate, soil and aspect which, combined with meticulous vineyard management practices and artisanal winemaking, can produce outstanding wines. The Franschhoek Valley wines can compete with the best South Africa has to offer.

Viticulture practices will initially focus on improved canopy management in areas such as pruning, natural cropping and trellis extensions. Drainage will be improved and, in summer, drip irrigation is used, when needed, in the loamy sand soils which don’t retain moisture as efficiently as the clay soils on the farm. The vineyards are irrigated using high-quality recycled water from the cellar’s effluent treatment process. A vineyard renewal program is underway.

Each La Bri wine has its own Cape flower on the label (with the exception of the Shiraz Viognier which appropriately features herbs)

Herewith a list of the wines, and the flowers adorning the labels:

  • Chardonnay Clivia miniata – Yellow Clivia
  • Viognier Ixia viridiflora - Green Ixia
  • Affinity Geissorhiza radians - Wine Cup
  • Shiraz Viognier Herbae – Herbs
  • Merlot Amaryllis belladonna - March Lily
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Watsonia alba - White Watsonia