After nearly a decade as cellarmaster of an elite Paarl based estate and creating award-winning wines, acclaimed South African winemaker Arco Laarman ventured out and created Laarman Wines to further his passion for the art of winemaking.
Laarman Wines has unveiled the maiden vintage of its premium Focal Point collection, with the release of the Focal Point Chardonnay and Focal Point Cinsault, both from the 2017 vintage.
The ethos behind the Focal Point range is to express the unique character of specific vineyard sites, showcasing the depth and variety of the Western Cape’s terroir.
This chardonnay originates from a lesser-known area called Vermaaklikheid, located 300km from Cape Town on the Cape South Coast. The Cape South Coast is a
cool region with limestone rich soils and a good annual rainfall. Fermentation took three weeks after which the wine aged in oak for 11 months. The final new oak percentage is 39% new oak, 32% second fill and 29% neutral oak