2019 Olifantsberg Soul Of The Mountain The Matriarch

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Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Breedekloof
Winery Olifantsberg
Vintage 2019
Grape Chardonnay Chenin Blanc Grenache Roussane
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2028
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Olifantsberg Family Vineyards is less than an hour's drive from Cape Town, in the middle of South Africa's Breedekloof wine region. This small, five-hectare wine estate has been owned by the Dutch Leeuwerik family since 2003. The Olifantsberg vineyards are located on the slopes of the Brandwacht Mountains. Elizma and Ferdi Visser work together in the cellar and Elizma is the vineyard expert. Thanks to the high location and the almost constantly blowing wind, there is a cool microclimate. Ideal conditions for the production of top quality grapes! The vineyard is worked with respect for nature. The vines are organically fertilized and the yield in the vineyard is deliberately kept low. All this with the aim of harvesting optimally ripe, healthy and concentrated grapes of high quality. Thanks to Paul's investments and Elizma's passion and drive, the quality here has skyrocketed. Very exciting and elegant wines are the result of all their efforts. The wines currently all receive high ratings and always appear in the highest division of Platter and Atkinson

The Soul Of The Mountain The Matriarch is the new wine and the replacement for the Olifantsberg Blanc. Winemaker Elizma Visser wants to let the terroir speak even more in the wine with all the 'Olifantsberg characteristics'. The Matriarch conjures up a vivid image of rocky, mineral-rich soils, steep slopes, windswept vines, fragrant fynbos and sun-drenched, juicy fruit. Roussanne, the predominant component of this blend, shows the ultimate complexity that we can achieve with this variety on the Olifantsberg. However, Grenache Blanc and Chenin Blanc complement Roussanne extremely well to create the perfect blend. Seductive aromas of citrus peels, white blossoms, a waxy character and herbs. Intense, multi-layered wine that is round and structured with a spicy acidity and a savory aftertaste. Delicious with almost everything from the sea, fish cakes, Thai, guinea fowl, spicy vegetarian dishes.

A beautiful statement from Elizma about her wines: "the Magic lies in no single element, but the synergy of all our characteristics combined"

FACT: In the 'Attachments' tab you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send this to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is stored in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will often receive a nice discount. You will see your discount immediately when you choose 'Collect' on the checkout page. We are located in Dordrecht almost next to the A16 with plenty of parking. Click here for our address.

Vineyard for 2019 Olifantsberg Soul Of The Mountain The Matriarch

Olifantsberg Family Vineyards is less than an hour's drive from Cape Town, in the heart of the Breedekloof wine region in South Africa. This small, 5 hectare winery has been in the hands of the Dutch Leeuwerik family since 2003. The Olifantsberg vineyards lie on the slopes of the Brandwacht Mountains. Thanks to the high altitude and the almost constant blowing wind, there is a cool microclimate.

Ideal conditions for the production of top quality grapes! The vineyard works with respect for nature. The vines are organically fertilized and the yield in the vineyard is deliberately kept low. All this with the aim of harvesting optimally ripe, healthy and concentrated grapes of high quality. After the manual harvest, these grapes are brought to the newly built vinification cellar. Here too, winemaker Elizma Visser lets nature do its job. After crushing the grapes, a traditional peel maceration follows and the grapes are fermented. After this they are aged in oak barrels, of which approximately one third is renewed annually. The Olifantsberg wines are therefore perfectly balanced with beautifully dosed oak in aroma and taste.


The fact that we are talking about a great winery here is evident from the fact that their wines receive very favorable reviews. The Silhouette won gold in 2015 at the most prestigious wine competition in South Africa, namely The OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW and won the 1st prize for Best Shiraz-based blend and received no less than 94/100 points. This is very special for a young winery such as Olifantsberg. In addition to the focus on quality, low yields and passion, it certainly plays a role that these wines receive these high ratings. In contrast to, for example, Stellenbosch, which is on the other side of the gorge, this is the Breedekloof an almost Priorat-like terroir with a lot of slate. This explains the beautiful mineral tones in the Olifantsberg wines.

More Information
Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Breedekloof
Winery Olifantsberg
Grape Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Grenache, Roussane
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2019
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion Tier Price
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Floral, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard
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