Clean juice transferred to old French oak barrels. Five months’ barrel maturation. Aromas of dried pineapple, mango and roasted sweet notes. Spices complement a refreshing palate of apricot kernels and honey.
Aromas of dried pineapple and mango with roasted sweet notes: spices complement a fascinating and refreshing palate of apricot pips and honey.
Ideally served chilled at around 6 8˚C, it can be enjoyed as an aperitif, but will be a wonderful complement to foie gras, fruit based desserts and cheese, and can even be used as an ice cream topping.
Cultivar/s: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Origin: Simonsberg Stellenbosch
Vinification: Desiccation (drying) of stalks was done on selected Sauvignon Blanc batches to allow for increased concentration of sugar levels. Whole bunch grapes were cold soaked for 12 hours, then pressed off to holding tanks and left to settle for 2 days. The clean juice was racked (transferred) to old French oak barrels and inoculated with select yeast strains. Fermentation was stopped through filtration, to achieve a certain sugar level. Maturation in old 225L barrels lasted 5 months.
Winemaker: Jacques Maree
Average Yield: 2 tons / Ha
Harvested: March 2017
Bottled: July 2017
Ageing Potential: More than 15 years from vintage
Wine Analysis: Alcohol 11,62% : Residual sugar 137,50g/l Total Acidity 6,40g/l : pH 3,74
Production: 2,000 Bottles (375ml)