About the wine
Pineapple, peach, nectarine and honeysuckle aromas with flavours of citrus and tropical fruit that create a zesty freshness.
Old mill houses were once a common feature on the landscape of the valley and La Cotte is one of the few original mills that remain. The Franschhoek Conservation Trust restored this artisanal workhouse in 1989 in association with Franschhoek Cellar. This Chenin Blanc pays homage to this valued landmark.
About the winemaker
Franschhoek Cellar make their wines under the Bellingham umbrella. Bellingham is one of the oldest wineries in South Africa because it was established in 1685. It was setup by Bernard and Fredagh Podlashuk who transformed a neglected Franschhoek farm into this wonderful winery.
Bellingham believes in a sustainable approach throughout the whole wine making process to safeguard the community and environment. For instance, this includes protecting and promoting biodiversity in their vineyards, the introduction of light-weight bottles and packaging to cut down on carbon emissions during the production phase, and continuously improving their waste management processes. They also launched a progressive community carbon emission offset project that involved establishing bamboo plantations in rural regions. This project won them the international Drinks Business Green Awards Ethical Environmental Award in 2012.