La Petite Ferme Wine

The Franschhoek area is well known for producing exceptional top quality wines. A terroir that is famous for the subtlety yet full flavour that it delivers through each different cultivar. La Petite Ferme prides itself on being a small and intimate boutique style cellar. The winery offers a full range of wines which includes red, white, rosé and Method Cap Classique. Each wine delivers on the promise of being an exceptional example of what the Franschhoek terroir has to offer. Bringing forward a perfect balance of wine making skill and farm management. Come and take in the atmosphere while experiencing some of the best hand crafted wines the valley has to offer. You can also join us for a cellar tour by appointment.

Red Wines

La Petite Ferme Verdict 2014

Verdict 2016 (Cape Blend) - ZAR395

Winemaker's notes
The Verdict is a Cape Blend consisting out of 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, 23% Pinotage & 18% Merlot . All varietals are harvested on La Petite Ferme and barrel matured in French oak for 12 months. Classic Cabernet pencil shavings. Cabernet Franc adds spice and herbal buchu undertones. Rich dark fruit, Black cherry, cassis.
Winemaking
All varieties vinified separately and matured in French oak for 12 months.
Varieties are then blended and put back in older barrels for further 6months.
Wine analysis
Residuel Sugar 2.4g/l
pH 3.63
Total Acid 6.6
Alc 14.6%

La Petite Ferme Merlot 2015

Merlot 2016 - ZAR220

Winemaker's notes
A Merlot that is subtle, complex, elegant and firm in each glass. This is a wine that lures you in with elements of cherry fruits, buchu, peppermint chocolate and mocha. The wine also spends 12 months on French oak which is integrated elegantly and delivers good weight on the mid-palate and finishing off with firm powdery tannins. A complex , but balanced wine with great versatility.
Winemaking
Picked between 25.0- 25.5 Balling Fermentation in open fermenters for 10 days, cap punched down manually every 5 hours. Wood maturation: 225L French Oak barrels for 12months, 25%new
Wine analysis
Residuel Sugar 2.6g/l
pH 3.54
Total Acid 6.4g/l
Alc 14.4%

La Petite Ferme Shiraz 2014

Shiraz 2016 - ZAR250

Winemaker's notes
This Shiraz is a balanced and elegantly crafted wine, but yet still complex enough to keep your attention. It delivers dark fruit flavours of succulent ripe plums and cherry while combining with the classic white pepper and warm winter spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. The wine also shows firm round tannins from spending 12 months in French oak.
Winemaking
Picked between 23.5-24.5 Balling Fermentation in open fermenters for 10 days, cap punched down manually every 5 hours. Wood maturation: 225L French Oak barrels for 12months, 10%new
Wine analysis
Residuel Sugar 2.6g/l
pH 3.58
Total Acid 5.8g/l
Alc 13.67%

La Petite Ferme Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - ZAR200

Winemaker's notes
The Cabernet Sauvignon shows itself in a beautiful garnet colour. The wine has been wooded in French oak barrels for 12 months which lends it the pencil shaving and cigar box characteristics on both the nose as well as the palate. Those firm aromas are closely followed and complemented by dark fruit flavours of cassis and black berries.
Winemaking
Picked between 25.0- 25.5 Balling. Fermentation in open fermenters for 10 days, cap punched down manually every 5 hours. Wood maturation: 225L French Oak barrels for 12months, 20%new
Wine analysis
Residuel Sugar 1.9g/l
pH 3.58
Total Acid 6.7g/l
Alc 14.3%

White & Rosé Wines

La Petite Ferme Wikus Blend 2018

Winemakers Edition  "Wikus" Blend 2018

Varieties
Elim Semillon  61% | Franschhoek Sauv Blanc 39%
Winemaker's notes

Semillon grapes from cool climate Elim in Cape Agulhas and Sauvignon Blanc from our Franschhoek Estate. Loads of tropical fruit aromas very true of Franschhoek Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon adding richness and length. Hints of pineapple, passion fruit and black current. Acidity poised and balanced.
Winemaking
Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc vinified separately. 12hour skin contact on Sauvignon Blanc, pressed and fermented in 100% Stainless steel. Semillon pressed and fermented in stainless steel then transferred to old 228L barrels for 6months aging on its fine lees.
Bottle closure: Stelvin
Wine analysis
Residuel Sugar 1.42g/l
pH 3.33
Total Acid 6.1g/l
Alc 12.54%

La Petite Ferme Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2017 - ZAR220

Winemaker's notes
This Chardonnay is made from 40% of our Franschhoek estate grapes and 60% from Elim(Agulhas). Elim grapes add minerality and freshness, Franschhoek grapes show richness of fruit. Citrus and lime notes leading into rich white pear. Lingering finish with dry savouriness.
Winemaking
Grapes from different sites picked separately and at different sugars to highlight differences in our terroir. Matured in 1st 2nd and 3rd fill barrels for 10 months. Barrels stirred every second week for 3 months giving full rich mouth feel..
Wine analysis
Residuel Sugar 1.5g/l
pH 3.50
Total Acid 6.2g/l
Alc 12.5%

La Petite Ferme Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - ZAR150

Winemaker's notes
The 2017 La Petite Ferme Sauvignon Blanc is a blend that consists of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Nouvelle with both varietals coming from the La Petite Ferme vineyards in Franschhoek. Sauvignon Blanc grapes from our higher vineyards lends fresh and clean mineral notes of lime and citrus which is also complemented by the nouvelle. The lower vineyard grapes shows more tropical fruit like pineapple and litchi which makes this a perfect summer wine.
Winemaking
The grapes are from different sites, picked separately and at different sugar levels to highlight the differences in our terroir. The Nouvelle was picked early to add to the freshness and citrus.
Wine analysis
Residuel Sugar 1.7g/l
pH 3.35
Total Acid 6.6g/l
Alc 13%

La Petite Ferme Viognier 2016

Viognier 2018 - ZAR160

Winemaker's notes
All grapes  Wine of origin Franschhoek. Food pairing, curry, Roast Chicken, Spicy food. Hints of citrus and pineapple, dried apricot and stone fruit leading into a dry savoury finish.
Winemaking
Grapes from three Franschhoek vineyards picked at different stages of ripeness. No skin contact, pressed and fermented in 100% Stainless steel using a variety of yeasts strains. Left on the fine lees to mature for 3months with occasional stirring to develop a full rich body.
Bottle closure: Stelvin
Wine analysis
Residuel Sugar 1.7g/l
pH 3.43
Total Acid 5.5g/l
Alc 13.58%

La Petite Ferme Baboon Rock 2016

Baboon Rock Un-wooded Chardonnay 2017 - ZAR120

Winemaker's notes
The La Petite Ferme Baboon Rock 2017 is an unwooded chardonnay made from 100% top quality chardonnay grapes harvested in the Robertson area. A perfect example of what you would expect to find from an unwooded chardonnay, initially delivering fresh and crisp flavours like lemon peel and green apple finishing with a slight, but rich nuttiness. With the grapes coming from a hotter climate, you can also expect to find some lovely lingering floral notes which pulls it all together and makes this wine a real complete sensory experience.
Winemaking
Picked between 22.8-23.5 Balling. Cold fermentation retains freshness. Left on fine lees for 4months. Closure Stelvin.
Wine analysis
Residual Sugar 2.2g/l
pH 3.39
Total Acid 7.0g/l
Alc 12.5%

La Petite Ferme Rosé

La Petite Ferme Rosé 2017 - ZAR120

Winemaker's notes
The La Petite Ferme Rosé is made from 100% Merlot. Cold, whole bunch pressed and removed from the skins immediately to create the light salmon pink colour. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit and strawberry candyfloss on the nose with the same flavours following through onto the palate while finishing crisp and dry.
Winemaking
Picked between 19- 23 Balling. Crushed and cold pressed. Fermented in Stainless steel tanks.
Wine analysis
Residuel Sugar 1.0g/l
pH 3.22
Total Acid 7.2g/l
Alc 12.5%

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