Hidden in the picturesque Hoopsrivier area of the Robertson Wine Valley, is the Mont Blois Wine Estate. The history of Mont Blois Wine Estate and the Bruwer Family begins in 1869 when the first farm was bought. Six generations later, Ernst Bruwer now manages our 3 farms in Robertson namely Mont Blois, La Fontaine and Sunshine. The Mont Blois Wynlandgoed cellar was built in 1884.
The farm is named after the picturesque town of Blois in the Loire where the Bruwer’s came from. Owner Ernst Bruwer took over from his Grandfather Ernst Bruwer Snr. He believed in sustainable farming and that older vineyards should be cared for.
Winemaker Nina-Mari and Ernst met whilst studying Viticulture & Enology together at Stellenbosch University. Nina-Mari joined the Mont Blois team in 2008. In 2014 Nina-Mari was awarded with the prestigious title of Cape Wine Master. The husband and wife team are passionate about making site-specific quality wines.
Only five barrels made. Time on lees 12 months 2nd & 3rd Fill Barrels Unfiltered Natural & inoculated fermentation . No malolactic fermentation in order to retain acidity.
“This wine hails from a single vineyard, in which the soil is made up of well drained white, chalky limestone. It has a clean, fresh aroma with yellow citrus characters and beautiful minerality. It is medium bodied, poised and chiselled, with good length, so Burgundian in style. Superb Chardonnay!” Caroline