La Motte has gone screwy!
For the 2009 vintages of both their Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, La Motte have taken the screwcap closure route.
Hein Koegelenberg, La Motte CEO says “With the launch of the new screw tops we feel confident that the wine at the time of bottling is exactly the wine that will be enjoyed on tables as a result.”
Edmund Terblanche, the La Motte winemaker, has created a wine which is redolent of white fleshed peaches and ripe green melon. It’s soft and fruity with whiffs of orange flower water,
Two thirds of the wine was fermented in and then matured in 225 litre French Oak barrels for 11 months. The remaining wine was kept in stainless steel tanks and this adds an appealing freshness to the final product.
This is a food wine and would be great with pan fried fresh fish with lemon and parsley butter.
Out of interest: previous La Motte Chardonnays have collected many awards including 2009’s Best South African Chardonnay for the 2007 vintage at the 2009 Chardonnay du-Monde, a Gold (2004 vintage) also at the Chardonnay du-Monde awards in 2006, a gold medal at the prestigious Mundus Vini Great International Wine Awards in 2008 (2007 vintage), plus many more. The 2008 vintage will undoubtedly add to this collection.