This was the quote Jolandie’s husband lovingly sent her, which later inspired her when it was time to bottle her passion and create her own label. Her maiden releases were 2018 vintages of Chenin blanc and Pinotage, made from grapes grown in the terroir she grew up surrounded by, Swartland. Grapes from vines whose roots began their journey in the dusty soils, almost a decade before Jolandie was born and began hers.
Jolandie’s wines are an honest expression of The Swartland; the land runs through her veins and act as a heartbeat to her wines.
It wasn’t just the exquisite labels that caught everyone’s attention; Tim Atkin MW honoured her maiden vintage of Chenin Blanc as his ‘white wine discovery of the year’ in his 2019 South African Report. And just like that, a Swartland Star was born, and her wines became hot property.
2020 saw her releasing a Grenache Rosé. Was Jolandie showing more woman than wolf with this delicate and refined rosé?
Grapes are handpicked during the early morning hours and then cooled overnight in a temperature -controlled room at 5 °C. The following day the grapes were pressed gently and as whole clusters to obtain the perfect colour. The free run juice was then drained into a stainless steel tank to let the juice settle for 24 hours at 8 °C. No enzymes are used during the settling process. The juice is racked from the thick lees to 500 L old French oak barrels. The wine ferment naturally and malolactic fermentation took place in the barrel. After fermentation the wine is given a low dose of sulphur and is left on the lees. The wine spends a total of 7 months in old barrels before it is blended and bottled.
Province in style with a Swartland edge. The perfect balance of floral nuances, orange blossom & rose petals playfully intertwine with subtle fresh fruit, pomegranate, honey-due melon, citrus, and soft berry aromas. A mineral core, hints of celery, and a bright well-balanced acidity keeps the palate fresh. A crisp and flavoursome Rosé that you can sip on all day, but one that will stand up and demand to be taken seriously; part woman, part wolf perhaps.