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.
SINGLE VINEYARD WINE
Picked: At 31 °B, Some Noble Rot present
Vineyard Age: 25 years
Location: Rocky Gravel, Western Slope, 3°C Cooler, Only made in certain years
Production: 6 Barrels made
Winemaking: Fortified Wine, No Fermentation, 2nd & 3rd Fill Barrels, Unfiltered
Tasting notes: Distinct Litchi aroma. Well balanced on the palate. Good complexity with layers of flavour and fruit on the palate. Good sugar-acid balance with good length and texture.