The Le Belle Rebelle- Winery having one of the Oldest Soils Worldwide
The Le Belle Rebelle winery is in the Breedekloof Valley that has one of the oldest soils worldwide originating from the nearby mountain ranges. Crystal clear water is fed to the estate and the Breederiver through the Du Toitskloof mountains. The owner of the winery, Pieter Stofberg, knew that quality in the vineyards is essential for making excellent wines. The winery’s Le Belle wine range uses grapes exclusively from the family vineyards and expresses the terroir of Breedekloof.
The Rebelle range uses grapes from South Africa’s best regions and focuses on the combination of the best grapes to make wines.
Different Grape Varieties
The ancient soils of Breedekloof allow the growth of many different grape varietals. Along with the soil, the microclimate is moderate, which results in the slow ripening of grapes and a long harvest season. Almost all the work like leafing, suckering, harvest, etc. is done manually. Pest control is used, and care is taken of the nature. Chenin Blanc, Pinot blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Colombar, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc are the grapes grown in their vineyards. The best grapes are handpicked and used to make their red, white, rose, and sparkling wines.
Wines Reflecting their terroir
Le Belle Rebelle estate wines use the best ripe grapes and reflect the terroir of the region and the qualities of the rich soil. The Rebelle range uses various combinations of grapes to make complex and extraordinary wines to show South Africa’s rich wine quality. In 2015, the distillery started and produced vintage brandy at the winery. In 2016, Gin production started, and African Dry Gin was launched.