The Grande Provence White

R440.00

WINE MAKER’S TASTING NOTES

The wine is rich, full-bodied with upfront layers of fruit and well-integrated oak.

 

AWARDS

Double Gold – Michelangelo Awards 2018

 

VINTAGE

2016

 

VARIETY

60% Chenin Blanc | 30% Viognier | 10% Chardonnay

 

WINE OF ORIGIN

Franschhoek

 

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.

 

SERVING SUGGESTION

Serve with fresh seafood platters, delicious steamed mussel or smoked trout.

 

AGEING POTENTIAL

This  white blend intrigues and offers immense pleasure now and rewards cellaring for up to 5 years.

 

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Alc:  13 %

pH:  3.45

RS:  2.38 g/l

 

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