Reductively made to preserve the aromatic fruit profile, a combination of wine fermented in both stainless steel tanks and oak barrels, having undergone regular “lees stirring” and then matured in barrel for another 6 months, this wine expresses tropical fruit aromas of lychee and fig leaf, leading through to a palate with refreshing melon and lemon characters.
Tropical fruit aromas of lychee and fig lead to a flinty, crisp palate with melon and lemon characters, creating a refreshing and beautifully harmonized wine.
This wine is perfect on its own, slightly chilled, but also makes the ideal partner to most dishes.
Cultivar/s: Sauvignon Blanc 95%, Semillon 5%
Origin: Western Cape (Stellenbosch and Elim)
Vinification: The wine is made in a reductive style to preserve the aromatic fruit profile. Fermentation took place in a combination of stainless steel tanks and oak barrels. The individual components were kept separate and underwent regular battonage (lees stirring). Blending was done after 6 months’ maturation.
Winemaker: Jacques Maree
Average Yield: 7½ tons/Ha
Harvested: February 2017
Bottled: August 2017
Ageing Potential: 5-8 years from vintage
Wine Analysis: Alcohol 13,73%: Residual sugar 2,10g/l Total Acidity 6,20g/ l: pH 3.41
Production: 18,000 Bottles