A visit to Bergkelder
Posted on December 10th, 2012
We had a charming host – Brad – who let us taste a huge range of the wines and explained each wine’s properties and qualities eloquently and entertainingly.
We started with the whites – trying their Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc, their White blend and the Chardonnay. Brad explains here why their Chardonnay is so good – they use French oak barrels but they take care not to over-oak the Chardonnay.
Fleur du cap employs very modern manufacturing methods – including a filtration system that minimises the manhandling of the grapes and uses gas to push down the grapes. Here’s a video of Brad comparing the technique to a coffee plunger!
The shop was very tempting, and since we’d tasted first-hand how good the wines were we ended up buying a case of the Pinotage.
This Two Oceans flip flop coaster made me laugh!