Chatting to La Motte cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche, who has been making wine at the estate for 24 years, about the terroir on the farm.
“We don’t have an Afrikaans or English word for it,” says Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche, in reference to the French ‘terroir’ concept. It is the coming together of a few elements: vineyard soil, climate and environment, and giving a finished wine its distinctive character. The role played by the vineyard team is a factor too."
Let’s explore what makes La Motte’s terroir distinctive.