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Vondeling Petit Rouge 2021

Wine facts

Style Soft, fruity and everyday drinking
Grape 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country South Africa
Food Can be enjoyed at many levels, but goes exceptionally well with a traditional South African braai of wors and chops. Alternatively try a winter dish of slow-roasted, marrow- enriched oxtail casserole with fresh farm-style bread.
Vegan Vegan Friendly.
Awards 2020 Vintage
Platter Guide 2022 - 3 Star
2021 Vitis Vinifera (Gold)


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Other Details

The Merlot vineyards used for this blend are planted in a combination of well-weathered granite soils and beautiful “koffie klip” (shale) slopes. The Merlot vineyards are planted exclusively on granite-derived, South-West facing slopes.

The grapes were picked at approximately 24°B, with vibrant flavours of ripe, red fruits. Hand picking, under the watchful eye of the winemaker, ensures that only the finest fruit is delivered to the cellar.

The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed and whole berry fermentation at cool temperatures is practiced, to ensure a broad spectrum of bright fruit and spiciness without heavy tannin extraction.

After fermentation the wine is transferred to old 300Lt French oak barrels and the skins are pressed. Malo-lactic fermentation takes place in barrel after which the wines are racked the batches are blended and the wine prepared to be bottled.


Vondeling Petit Rouge 2018
Gold Wine Awards 2020 - Gold
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2019 - Gold

"Worth twice the price" - Michael Fridjohn

Vondeling Petit Rouge 2017
Platter's Wine Guide 2018  3 Stars
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2018 88/100

Vondeling Petit Rouge 2016
Platter's Wine Guide 2017  3.5 Stars

Vondeling Petit Rouge 2015
Platter's Wine Guide 2017 3.5 Stars (Hidden Gem)
Gold Wine Awards 2016 Gold
Veritas Awards 2016 Silver

Awards;2018 Vintage: 2019 Gold Wine Awards - Gold, 2019 Vitis Vinifera Awards – Gold , “Worth twice the price” – Michael Fridjhon Gold Wine Awards 2020