La Motte celebrates the extraordinary performance of its premium Pierneef Collection Syrah Viognier and is delighted to announce having been awarded a Five Star rating by the 2017 Platter Wine Guide. This recognition follows shortly on the wine being appointed as one of South Africa’s Top 100 wines by The National Wine Challenge, as well as its inclusion in the highly coveted Consistency Awards.
La Motte CEO Hein Koegelenberg together with Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche have a passion for and expertise in Rhône-style blends and have achieved a red blend that consistently offers tight, concentrated tannins and a distinct spiciness. Acknowledging the success of introducing cool climate styles to the estate’s portfolio, the limited volume Pierneef Syrah Viognier is made from grapes obtained from vineyards grown predominantly in the cooler South Coast region. The result is a wine full of flavour and complexity but with a certain elegance and finesse typical of a cool climate South African Syrah.
Our 2014 Pierneef Syrah Viognier reflects aromatic herb and perfume notes integrated with sweet fruit and toasted oak. Tight and restrained on the palate, with a pleasing, dry finish, this blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier guarantees exceptional maturation and promises to maintain its elegance for many years to come.