De Wetshof – Mosbolletjie time

De Wetshof, replica of the Koopmans De Wet House in Cape Town

Harvest time is Mosbolletjie time at De Wetshof Estate in the Robertson Valley. Danie de Wet and his sons Johann and Peter are Chardonnay Specialists. They also produce a range of red wines and MCCs.

Mosbolletjies by Francina Blaauw of De Wetshof

The harvest time, when there is fermenting grape juice readily available, is Mosbolletjie time.  Fermenting grape juice is known as Mos, or must.  Bolletjies are buns. The fermenting juice works as the raising agent for the buns. Francina Blaauw is the Mosbolletjie Queen of De Wetshof is very proud of her produce

De Wetshof’s 30 year old Bateleur Vineyard

The grapes for the De Wetshof Bateleur Chardonnay 2017 were recently harvested from a thirty-year-old vineyard on the estate.

The De Wets of De Wetshof, minus Daniël, the next generation, born this week

De Wetshof is a member of the CVC, the Cape Vintners Classification about which you will start hearing more and more.  If you would like to read about about the CVC, click here.

The De Wetshof Chardonnays with the CVC Logo

Read more about De Wetshof and buy the wine online – CLICK HERE

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March 6th, 2017|Categories: Michael's Writings|Tags: , , |

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