It’s hard not to notice Org de Rac organic wine estate as you cross the Berg River and drive towards Piketberg on the N7. The sight of the vineyards on the hillside is our promise of a hearty welcome − fine wine, good, clean country air and life in abundance await you at Org de Rac!
Org de Rac is much more than organic farming. It is more than vineyards, wine, lavender, rosemary, olives, fantastic views and beautiful surroundings; up close you’ll discover a true green heartbeat at the foot of the Piketberg. It’s a heartbeat that embraces the Swartland with a free spirit and constantly strives to create a balance between nature, people and business.
The grapes for this 100%Chardonnay base wine are specially site selected from the bottom 7 rows of of the chardonnay vineyard adjacent to the Berg river. Thanks to the homogenous soils, a cooler micro climate, good even canopy growth and natural leaf shading the grapes ripen evenly, retaining pristine fruit quality. In the cellar the wine is aged for 2 – 3 years to maximize the ”sur lie” influence on the wine.
Harvested early in the season to preserve the natural acidity and delicate fruity flavours of the Chardonnay grapes, this elegant Blanc de Blancs presents a whiff of green apple and citrus on the nose. Seductive hints of subtle biscuit creates a lively multi-layered taste.