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La Motte - 2012 Vintage of Flagship Hanneli R Released

Embodying the values of dedication and excellence, La Motte is proud to release the 2012 vintage of its flagship red wine, Hanneli R. Carefully crafted and blended from Syrah (60%), Grenache (30%) and Petit Syrah (10%) and barrel maturated for 40 months, the wine offers exceptional depth, complexity and personality.

Combining the perfumy flavours and minerality from the cooler Cape South Coast climate (50% of the Syrah from Elim and the Grenache from Walker Bay) with the creamy texture and elegance from weathered granite soils in the Franschhoek Valley (50% Syrah and the Petit Syrah), the 2012 Hanneli R capitalised on a vintage with lower yields and concentrated flavours.

The grape varieties in the blend were harvested and sorted separately and the wines were fermented separately and matured in 300-litre French oak barrels. Blending took place after the 40 months’ maturation. The wine was bottled in October 2016 and 3 300 bottles were released.

The  distinctive nose shows rose petal perfume with black berry and mulberry fruit, cinnamon and black pepper spice and follows through in a lively and elegant palate with a lingering aftertaste. This complex Syrah-based blend is the ideal partner to red meat in most of its forms. With its well-structured tannins, this wine beautifully complements the intensity of hard cheese.


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