2019 Break-a-Leg Rosé, Lukas van Loggerenberg

This is made from Cinsault fruit from Stellenbosch, and is made in a pale, delicate, provencal style. Wild strawberries and crunchy cherries on the nose give way to a textured, intense palate, that’s simply delicious. This is a wine you can’t stop drinking: from a real star of South Africa. Not to be missed.

Critic score
90.5/100
Pricing
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£14.68
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£88.08
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6 available
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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2023
  • Colour
    Rosé
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    12.5%
2019 Break-a-Leg Rosé, Lukas van Loggerenberg

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Break A Leg was picked over three tries through the vineyards. It offers pretty strawberry and rosewater scents, just a little fish oil developing with aeration. The palate is well balanced with fine definition, clean and precise, though I would have liked a little more fruit intensity on the finish.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (April 2021)
89/100

Farmed to make a Blanc de Noirs style and picked over the space of three weeks, this comes from a 32-year-old site in Paarl. Subtle, floral and bone dry, it was originally made to pay some medical bills and has gone on to become one of the Cape's most elegant, refined rosés.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
92/100
Lukas van Loggerenberg

Lukas grew up in the Breedekloof valley, in South Africa’s bulk wine producing heartlands. But instead of wine, he’d always dreamed of being a doctor: the son of a single mother, financially this wasn’t viable. So he did a harvest at a local cooperative, which led to him going to Elsenberg to study winemaking.

He started his career working at a large estate, making oaky, heavily extracted wines - as far as you could imagine from his wines today. It was two harvests spent in the USA that opened Lukas’ eyes to fine wine, as he met people who opened bottles of top Burgundy and Bordeaux.

Drinking these made Lukas realise that these wines all had something in common: a sense of place, and the passion of the winemakers behind them. And that informs Lukas’ winemaking today. As he himself explains, “You can have the world’s best horse, but if you have a bad jockey it won’t win anything. A jockey’s job is like a winemaker’s - to guide that horse over the finishing line”.

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