2021 Patatsfontein Patatsblanc

2021 Patatsfontein Patatsblanc

2021 Patatsfontein Patatsblanc

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Patatsfontein is a South African winemaking partnership between Reneen Borman of Boschkloof and college friends Henke Kotze and Fritz Schoon. The story goes that Schoon’s father-in-law traded his flooring business to purchase a 1,200-hectare property in Montagu, which was planted to various white grapes including Colombard and Chenin Blanc (known colloquially as Steen). Schoon’s friend, Chris “Butch” Alheit visited the vineyard one day, and, inspired by what he saw, convinced Schoon that their fruit was too good to be sold off to the local co-op. Alheit introduced Schoon to Reneen Borman, and the Patatsfontein label was established.

Today, Patatsfontein is known for its Steen, Colombard, and Syrah wines, which have risen the ranks of the greats in South Africa in a very short time. Beyond skilled winemaking, the well-chosen vineyard sites are to thank for that praise. The white wines are grown at 2,000 feet in Montagu, a rugged and remote area known for its unique slate soils. These cool-climate whites are beautifully raw, with bracing acidity and finesse. Patatsfontein’s Syrah is grown in the Polkadraai Hills of Stellenbosch. This area gets long sunshine hours, balanced by cool ocean gusts, which renders a Syrah with concentration and explosivity.

Tasting Note:
A great wine that’s full of personality and the Montagu slate really shines through here in a wine that is fresh and mineral driven. The nose shows a floral top note before pear, peach, apple and citrus with a hint of reduction in the background while the palate has good weight and texture, the acidity is nicely coated and the finish gently savoury.

This is a Dry, Medium- bodied wine with High acidity and No tannin. It is Medium in it's intensity with Medium alcohol and a Medium finish.

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The Finer Details:

Grape Variety:

55% Colombard and 45% Chenin blanc


South Africa






Klein Karoo



Oaked or Unoaked:

Old French barrels & Small Cement Eggs



Style (R/S):

Dry (1.8g/l)

Aged Before Release:

10 Months on Lees (No Batonnage)


Practicing Organic


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