Petit Frère is the second wine, and little brother, from renowned Stellenbosch property Anwilka, which merged with Klein Constantia Estate in mid-2012. The name is a tribute to Anwilka’s French heritage owed to co-owners Hubert de Boüard and Bruno Prats, both of whom are now shareholders in Klein Constantia and Anwilka. Under their expert guidance, Anwilka is celebrated both locally and internationally for the consistent, superior quality wines it produces.
Based at the south end of Stellenbosch, with views of False Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the 40-hectare red wine property is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Proximity to the sea provides a specific microclimate that, together with the old ferricrete soils, are perfect for producing rich and focused wines.
Notes and Reviews
Deep ruby in colour. Upfront aromas of black berries and cherries are complemented by a gentle oak spice. Gentle on entry, the palate is medium to full bodied, vibrant and youthful. With well structured tannins, the wine concludes with a lengthy finish. The perfect accompaniment to most red meat dishes as well as roasted lamb and beef brisket. Approachable now but will mature gracefully up to 7 years from vintage.
|Grape Varieties||Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot|
|Age of Vines||25 years old|
|Vinification||Hand picked in small crates. Fermentation in stainless steel tronconic tanks. Gentle pump-overs and 10 days of post-fermentation maceration.|
|Elevage||12 months in 400-litre barrels (20% new oak)|
|Soil Type||Duplex, well drained, medium potential, clay subsoil, Koffieklip (Ferricrete or Coffee Stone) being our distinction (coarse pebbles and bigger stones high in iron oxides).|