Winemaker: Toit Wessels
Alcohol: 12.5% vol
RS: 6.0 g/l
Total Acid: 6.2 g/l
Extract: 23.2 g/l
Bottled: 07 May 2020
Release Date: October 2020
Bottles: 9931 bottles
An upfront, tropical array of juicy white peach, pineapple and orange blossom with a hint of citrus.
There are varieties used in this expressive wine:
Viognier 5%, Sauvignon Blanc 95%
All grapes were handpicked at vine ripeness.
Analysis: Sauv Blanc Viognier
Sugar: 20.7 0 B 23.40 B
TA: 6.95g/l 5.25g/l
PH 3.15 3.35
Rich, expressive Paarl Viognier and low yielding tropical Sauvignon Blanc were hand selected and night harvested to preserve the delicate flavours typical to Paarl Mountain.
The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in stainless steel tanks and ferment lasted 21 days at 14- 16C whilst the Viognier was barrel fermented. The initial ferment started naturally and after 3 degrees Balling a commercial yeast strain was inoculated to ensure that the ferment ran to dryness. Ferment lasted for 15 days at 18 0 C.
Both varieties are fermented in a manner which retains their natural cultivar characteristics and are then combined for complexity in an elegantly juicy blend.
The wine was lightly filtered prior to bottling.