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Franschhoek
Franschhoek is a small town in the Western Cape Province and one of the oldest towns of the Republic of South Africa. It is about 75 kilometres from Cape Town and was originally settled in 1688 by 176 French Huguenot refugees. Franschhoek is noted for having some of the top restaurants in the country within its quiet borders. This fact, together with the strong wine culture, and pristine natural and architectural beauty has made Franschhoek into what many describe as the “food and wine capital” of South Africa.
  LA BRI WINE
AFFINITY 2009
A Bordeaux blend with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. Exceptionally complex, dark in colour with black cherries, cassis and cloves on the nose. Full bodied, succulent and approachable, firm but elegant.
 
Vines planted - 2001
Yield - 4/6 tons per hectare
In bottle before release - 5 months
Maturation Potential - 8 years
 
Wine Analysis
F SO2 : 8 mg/l
T SO2 : 73 mg/l
TA: 6.1 g/l
Alcohol: 14.0 %
Residual Sugar: 1.5 g/l
VA: 0.84 g/l
pH: 3.77
Syrah 2009
Dark in colour with cinnamon, white pepper, spice plus an explosive mixture of liquorice, violets and cloves.
Powerful perfumed herb aromas, silky entry, rich lingering fruit and long finish.
 
Vines planted - 2000
Yield - 8 tons per hectare
In bottle before release - 6 months
Maturation Potential - 5 years
 
Wine Analysis
F SO2 : 18 mg/l
T SO2 : 121 mg/l
TA: 6.0 g/l
Alcohol: 14.58 %
Residual Sugar: 3.3 g/l
VA: 0.63 g/l
pH: 3.56
MERLOT 2009
Mixed berry compote and dark cherries layered with dried herbs.
Juicy and rich with elegant integrated tannins, so" and approachable.
 
Vines planted - 1999/2000/2005
Yield - 8 tons per hectare
In bottle before release - 2 months
Maturation Potential - 4 years
 
Wine Analysis
F SO2 : 19 mg/l
T SO2 : 92 mg/l
TA: 5.9 g/l
Alcohol: 14.54 %
Residual Sugar: 1.5 g/l
VA: 0.61 g/l
pH: 3.71
MERLOT 2011
Mixed berry compote and dark cherries layered with dried herbs.
Bold structured, yet juicy and rich with elegant integrated tannins, soft and approachable.
 
Harvest - 1 st week of March
Vines planted - 12320 vines in 1999/2000/2005
Yield - 8 tons per hectare
Wood Maturation - 20 months, 25 % new
In bottle before release - 2 months
Bottling date - 1 Feb 2013
Maturation Potential - 5 years
 
Wine Analysis
F SO2 : 22 mg/l
T SO2 : 72 mg/l
TA: 5.0 g/l
Alcohol: 14.4 %
Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/l
VA: 0.63 g/l
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