SOURCE: The grapes for this years blend were sourced from neighboring Franschhoek farms in the Bo-Hoek valley.
WEATHER: Prior to ripening, the conditions were extremely dry and hot.
HARVESTING: The Grapes were hand harvested in the coolness of early morning on various dates from February to April and transported back to the cellar under cold conditions to retain freshness.
VINIFICATION: A total of 5 cultivars were used in this blend. The varietals were fermented separately using different methods of fermentation. The Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, Viognier and Chenin Blanc were all fermented in stainless steel tanks and the Chardonnay underwent wild fermentation in older oak barrels. The Chardonnay underwent MLF, to increase the mouthfeel, the other components were used for their freshness and fruit forward expression of the terroir. After blending, the components were left in stainless steel tanks for 1 month prior to bottling.
Tasting & Analysis
TASTING NOTES: Tropical fruit and spicy aromatic notes dominate the nose. The palate is vibrant with fresh acidity and white stone fruit, accompanied by a rich textured finish.
FOOD ACCOMPANIMENT: This blend may be enjoyed with a wide variety of occasions and cuisines
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: alc. 12,89% - pH 3.44 Total acid 5.9 g/l Residual Sugar 1,9 g/l
PRODUCTION: 11 324 -bottles
WINEMAKER: Marozanne Bieldt