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Gabriëlskloof Landscape Series Magdalena 2018

A uniquely South African take on a white Bordeaux style blend.
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Origin: Overberg,

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Serving Temperature: Best served between 12-14 Degrees.

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Western Food Pairing: Delicious with garlic and thyme-flavoured chicken livers or a creamy, smoked snoek pâté.

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Gabrielskloof Landscape Series Magdalena 2018

"Magdalena is our uniquely South African take on a white Bordeaux style blend, combining Sémillon from Franschhoek and Sauvignon Blanc from Gabriëlskloof."


The Landscape Series is a range of five wines that show the best of Gabriëlskloof’s vineyards and winemaking. It aims to be a sincere representation of the elements that make them unique. The labels feature landscape paintings by Niël Jonker that reflect and capture the spirit of Overberg landscapes.

Light, pale golden straw in colour, this elegant Bordeaux-style white blend has prominent notes of grapefruit, citrus, lime and complex lees - flinty aromas. The palate is richer and more layered than previous vintages, and the high acidity will guarantee freshness for years to come. It is delicious now and will drink nicely until 2024.


A blend of 41% Sémillon and 59% Sauvignon Blanc. The Sémillon sourced from low-yielding 34-year-old vines in Franschhoek give it a textural dimension that wines made from younger vines lack. The Sauvignon Blanc is from Gabriëlskloof's 13-year-old vines situated on south-facing slopes. Whole bunch pressed before natural fermentation and ageing in 400 and 500L old French oak barrels. The wine then spent 10 months on the lees before blending and bottling.

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 - 93 POINTS

Semillon’s smooth silkiness sets the pace, 42% sauvignon adds focus & drive on 2017. Elegantly harmonious, waxy lemon flavours seamlessly interlinked with cool blackcurrant & extended on zestily dry tail. Natural ferment, older oak. Semillon ex Franschhoek.
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