Brookdale Estate has released new vintages of the three white wines under the Brookdale label, crafted by winemaker Kiara Scott Farmer at the Rudd family’s young winery on the slopes of the Du Toitskloof Mountains outside Paarl

The new releases include the third vintage of the unique Brookdale Estate Sixteen White Field Blend (2023); the second vintage of the Southern Rhône-style white blend, Brookdale Estate Bradbourne (2023); and the sixth vintage of the flagship Brookdale Estate Old Vine Chenin Blanc (2022).

 

Brookdale Estate Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2022

The palate is deep, dense and concentrated, tempered by a stony acidity sewn through the layers and layers of flavour. The savoury finish echoes the promise of the nose and its radiant fruit. (Cellar door price:  R385 per bottle)

 

Brookdale Estate Bradbourne 2023

The second vintage of Brookdale Estate Bradbourne (2023) is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Piquepoul Blanc, Roussanne and Marsanne, showing rich, open aromatics of honeyed peaches, and glacé pineapple.  The palate is smooth and satiny delivering exceptional weight, breadth and length in complete harmony. (Cellar door price:  R385 per bottle)

 

 

Brookdale Estate Sixteen White Field Blend 2023

The third vintage of Brookdale Estate’s Sixteen White Field Blend (2023) is once again totally representative of the vintage it stems from.  Complex yet fresh, there’s wet stone, a granite dusting of acidity supporting all that delicious fruit.  (Cellar door price:  R425 per bottle)

With each harvest, winemaker Kiara Scott Farmer takes an intuitive approach, responding to the growing and harvest conditions in order to curate the vine which creates the wine, creating room in her winemaking process for the wine to reveal its potential. This means that no two vintages receive the same treatment – there are no formulas and there is no recipe as Kiara prefers to use vintage-specific techniques to allow the grapes of that particular year to showcase their terroir best. She says: ‘Wines like these are largely made in the vineyard and polished in the cellar through minimal intervention.’

 

BROOKDALE ESTATE (PAARL)

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