Nativo Amarillo 2019

R250.00

Certified Organic by LACON GmbH ZA-BIO-134

A natural “orange” wine made by leaving the juice on extended skin contact, allowing oxidation, and using minimal SO2. This produces a white wine with a dark yellow or orange colour, intense and bold flavours, and a savoury, earthy finish.

Description

Blend information

60% Roussanne & 40% Grenache Blanc – made from certified organic grapes

Tasting notes

A natural “orange” wine made by leaving the juice on extended skin contact, allowing oxidation, and using minimal SO2. This produces a white wine with a dark yellow or orange colour, intense and bold flavours, and a savoury, earthy finish.

Food suggestions

Full-flavoured dishes with a rich, natural oil component such as strong cheeses, cured meat, or fish. Raclette and chorizo, or seared salmon.

Vineyard: 27 Hectares
Viticulture: Dry land and Organic (certified 2012)
Vintage Production: 800 bottles
Yields: 4 tons per Hectare
Soils: Glenrosa and Oakleaf
Trellis: Perold 5 wires

Vinification

The use of a basket press results in lower juice yield when pressing our grapes for our classic White Blend, and a lot of juice remains in the skins after pressing. Instead of disposing of the skins, we place them in a bin to ferment.

Each cultivar was fermented separately and allowed to develop individual character. The fermentation was completed on skins with a single daily punch down to keep the cap wet. It took approximately ten days to complete fermentation and was then pressed again. The wine was then allowed to settle and age in old French oak barrels.

Ageing potential

The wine is drinking well now and will continue to improve in the bottle for 3 years or more.

Wine Analysis

Alcohol RS TA pH FSO2 TSO2
12.7% 2.8 g/l 5.9 g/l 3.65 15 mg/l 30 mg/l