Stellenbosch 1679 The Legacy 2017 (Bordeaux Blend)
Legacy has many meanings but the definition of legacy applicable to this amazing journey is “something that happened or exists as a result of things that happened at an earlier time”.
This tale starts way back in 1941 when an event happened which brought a few families together and unknowingly to them then, bound them together for generations to come.
The families are De Vries, Sam, Cloete, Kama, Wirth, Du Bois, Huskisson, Nqanabe and Ncume. Some were producing grapes in the Koelenhof area of Stellenbosch, some played an integral part in the establishment of Koelenhof Winery in 1941 and some came to work in the winery and played a major role in the production of a variety of quality wines. All these families have been involved in the winery, and with each other, since 1941.
Up to this very day the third and fourth generations of these families are still actively involved in the production of fine wines.
The Legacy is the culmination of top-quality Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet franc produced by some of these families in the finest of Stellenbosch terroirs. These grape varieties form the very special blend which characterizes the Legacy. Only new French oak barrels are used for maturing this unique wine.
The creation of the Legacy pays tribute to the labour and efforts put into this wine by these families in the past, the present as well as the future generations.
A glass of Legacy will tell the story of the history and that which bound the families together for generations.