The Winery La Cotte of Franschhoek of Western Cape

Winery La Cotte - Grand Rouge
The winery offers 7 different wines
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Its wines get an average rating of 2.9.
This estate is part of the DGB (Douglas Green Bellingham).
It is currently not ranked among the best domains of Western Cape.
It is located in Franschhoek in the region of Western Cape

The Winery La Cotte is one of the best wineries to follow in Franschhoek.. It offers 7 wines for sale in of Franschhoek to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Winery La Cotte wines

Looking for the best Winery La Cotte wines in Franschhoek among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Winery La Cotte wines. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be suitable with the wines from this area. Learn more about the region and the Winery La Cotte wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top red wines of Winery La Cotte

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Winery La Cotte

How Winery La Cotte wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of game (deer, venison) or poultry such as recipes of duck confit (canned) or nanie's diced ham quiche.

The grape varieties most used in the red wines of Winery La Cotte.

  • Pinotage
  • Cinsault

Discovering the wine region of Franschhoek

The wine region of Franschhoek is located in the region of Coastal Region of Western Cape of South Africa. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Anthonij Rupert or the Domaine Holden Manz produce mainly wines red, white and sparkling. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Franschhoek are Cabernet-Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Franschhoek often reveals types of flavors of cream, dried fruit or ash and sometimes also flavors of bell pepper, ripe blackberries or cigar.

In the mouth of Franschhoek is a powerful with a nice freshness. We currently count 78 estates and châteaux in the of Franschhoek, producing 472 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Franschhoek go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or game (deer, venison).

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Winery La Cotte

Planning a wine route in the of Franschhoek? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of wines similar to Winery La Cotte.

Discover the grape variety: Folle blanche

As its name suggests, the folle blanche is a white grape variety. Originally from the west of France, it was used to make Cognac and Armagnac brandies as early as the 17th century and was renowned for its finesse and fragrant nose. Replaced by Ugni Blanc following the phylloxera invasion, the folle blanche is now grown in small quantities. It is a grape variety with juicy, sweet, medium-sized bunches and berries with a white/green skin. Its worst enemy is grey rot. As it is an early variety and its buds come out early, it is particularly afraid of spring frosts. It likes short pruning, a method that limits the production of grapes but increases their quality. It also prefers mineral-rich soils, and its vineyards cover about 3,000 hectares. It is used in the production of the AOC Gros-plant du Pays nantais to produce a lively white wine with little alcohol but marked acidity.

News about Winery La Cotte and wines from the region

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The word of the wine: Gouleyant

Characteristic of supple and light wines, particularly new wines.