White Blend 2019

R195.00

Blend: Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc

A naturally made Swartland white blend with minimum intervention. Generous aromas of white peach, hints of ripe pineapple, hay, and lime which follows on the palate with a softly lingering mineral finish.

Description

Blend information

Viognier (77%), Chenin Blanc (9%), Roussanne (8%), Grenache Blanc (6%) – made from certified organic grapes

Tasting notes

A naturally made Swartland white blend with minimum intervention. Generous aromas of white peach, hints of ripe pineapple, hay, and lime which follows on the palate with a softly lingering mineral finish.

Food suggestions

Full flavoured dishes such as tuna carpaccio, grilled line fish with cordiander, lime, and ginger. Chicken with citrus and chilli, or Thai green curry.

Vineyard: 27 Hectares
Viticulture: Dry land and Organic (certified 2012)
Production: 6 t ons used for Nativo (3000 bottles )
Yields: 4 tons per Hectare
Soils: Glenrosa and Oakleaf
Trellis: Perold 5 wires

Vinification

Managed by individual vineyard blocks, grapes are hand picked according to cultivar’s phenolic ripeness.

Natural fermentation (native yeasts) with frequent punch down in accordance with SIP guidelines.

Malolactic fermentation in tank and wood, 8 months maturation of individual varietals in 225L barriques and 600L barrel and an other 4 months after blending.

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
13.5% 1.1 g/l 5.5 g/l 3.3