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La Motte Hanneli R 2005 vs. 2007

Polar opposites.

How nuanced does a wine rating system have to be? Two vintages of Hanneli R, the flagship wine from La Motte in Franschoek, side by side over the weekend and I ended up scoring them the same although preferring the 2007 over the 2005… Hanneli R … [Read more...]

La Motte Sauvignon Blanc 2011 vs. La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc Organically Grown 2011

La Motte cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche

Last Friday, a visit to Franschhoek cellar La Motte. Total production is some 70 000 cases, half of which is standard-label Sauvignon Blanc. A multi-regional blend if ever there was one, the 2011 consists of fruit from Franschhoek (30%), Elgin (15%), … [Read more...]

La Motte Hanneli R 2005

La Motte winemaker Edmund Terblanche

Last night I drank La Motte Hanneli R 2005 to accompany lacquered smoked lamb’s pickled rib, pickled tongue, dried pair dumpling, verjuice poached pear, wilted broad bean shoots and parsnips and crispy lamb’s liver biltong. No, we weren’t eating … [Read more...]