Le Manoir de Brendel is a family-owned estate where all grapes are harvested by hand. Our Brendel range stands for attention to detail according to centuries old tradition of winemaking. Our red wines undergo a first fermentation in the tank, followed by a second fermentation in barrels and are finally matured on oak for 16 to 19 months
In this mild and sunny climate in the shadow of the mountains, we grow grape varieties of Shiraz, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Semmilon and Chardonnay.
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Chenin Blanc 2022
Tropical aromas such as pineapple, peach, melon and lemon on the nose. The palate is fresh with a linear acidity with an enduring refreshing crisp finish. A light easy drinking wine for everyday enjoyment that can be paired with salads, fish, and white meat dishes. Best enjoyed when chilled.
Chenin Blanc 2021
This fresh, zesty white wine is packed with tropical guava, passion fruit and peach flavours. Drink now or within 2-3 years from vintage. This refreshing white wine has a lip-smacking acidity that is well balanced by ripe tropical fruit flavours. Perfect to savour cold on a warm day. Perfectly paired with beer-battered fish and chips, seafood, salads and soft cheeses.
Shiraz – International Wine Awards Michelangelo 2011 – Gold Medal
A dense ruby wine exhibiting a nose of dark chocolate, leather spice and caramel. The palate is full and rich with a well structured fruit and acid balance. Extended skin contact and ageing in small French oak barriques have contributed added complexity and vanilla characters. With sheer fruit intensity and ample structure this wine has aged well. A worthy winner.
Pinotage – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011 – Bronze medal
A typical Pinotage nose with stewed fruits, soft tannins and fresh acidity. Typical meaty flavours follow through to plums, accompanied by fruit compote and oak derived vanilla nuances that provide the perfect backdrop to berry fruit flavours. Fresh and full bodied, this wine provides sheer Pinotage intensity with a supple texture.
Merlot – International Wine Awards Michelangelo 2011 – Silver Medal
Dark purple in colour, this wine displays aromas of raspberry, spices and red plums. The succulent sweet fruit flavours and finely coated tannins this wine has, carries delicate flavours in an elegant structure on the palate.
Cabernet Sauvignon – International Wine Awards Michelangelo 2011 – Silver Medal
Layers of vanilla, cocoa and oak tannins provide the necessary framework for ripe full fruit flavours of plum and blackberry. Complex and long, this Cabernet Sauvignon has depth and power and will reward further bottle ageing under cellar conditions.