The Grande Provence White

R430.00

An elegant blend of Chenin Blanc and Viognier, pressed and aged in French oak barrels for 24 months. The result is a full bodied rich wine with bold flavour and structure and intense flavours of peach, melon and quince.

 

AWARDS

Double Gold at Michelangelo Awards 2018

 

WINE OF ORIGIN

Franschhoek

 

VINTAGE

2016

 

ANALYSIS

Alc 13 vol %

pH  3.45

RS  2.38 g/l

 

Blend:

60% Chenin Blanc    30% Viognier   10% Chardonnay

 

VINIFICATION

The Chenin Blanc is sourced from 33 year old vines. The grapes are hand harvested and whole bunch pressed, then fermented in large French oak barrels and matured in barrel for 11 months. The Viognier comes from vineyards situated on high slopes of the Franschhoek mountains. The grapes are whole bunch pressed and aged in new and older French Oak bariques for 11 months. The Chardonnay comes from the Robertsvlei Valley in Franschhoek with a notably colder ripening temperature that protects the beautiful natural acidity of Chardonnay. The grapes are hand harvested and whole bunch pressed with a gentle champagne method. The wine is barrel fermented and aged in 500l French oak. Meticulous blending creates this sublime blend of classic varieties.

 

STYLE

The wine is rich, full-bodied with upfront layers of fruit and well-integrated oak. This white blend intrigues and offers immense pleasure now and rewards cellaring for up to 5 years.

 

SERVING SUGGESTION

Fresh seafood platters, delicious steamed mussel.

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