In 1671 the first van Niekerk set foot in the Cape of Good Hope. Cornelis van Niekerk, an 11-year-old Dutch boy, arrived with nothing more than the clothes on his back.
Years later, now a prosperous farmer, Cornelis and eight others took a stance against the Cape’s corrupt governor by refusing to sell their wine to the dishonest regime. Instead, they sold directly to passing ships at a much fairer price. This landed them in a Mauritian jail where Cornelis passed away - unjustly branded as one of “The 9 Rebellious Vrijboeren”.
His two sons picked up the pieces & through them the van Niekerk family legacy continued.
40% Whole-bunch naturally fermented Grenache Noir matured in old oak barrels for 10 months before bottling. Red berries (cherry and currant) along with rose, fynbos and white pepper on the nose while the palate has pure fruit, zippy acidity and nicely grippy tannins.
Barrel Aged for 10 months
WO: Bot River