Winemaker: Toit Wessels
Alcohol: 12.5% vol
RS: 5.2 g/l
Total Acid: 6.1 g/l
Extract: 24.1 g/l
Bottled: 17 April 2019
Release Date: July 2019
Bottles: 11500 bottles
An upfront, tropical array of juicy citrus, pineapple and orange blossom with a hint of green guava.
There are varieties used in this expressive wine:
- Viognier 8%
- Sauvignon Blanc 92%
All grapes were handpicked at vine ripeness.
- 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 to retain their natural cultivar characteristics and then combined for complexity in an elegantly juicy blend.
- The wine was lightly filtered prior to bottling.