Winemaker: Toit Wessels
Alcohol: 13% vol
RS: 5.9 g/l
Total Acid: 5.7 g/l
Extract: 24.6 mg/l
TSO2: 105 mg/l
Bottled: 13 April 2016
Release Date: June 2016
Bottles: 14 893 bottles
An upfront, tropical array of juicy white peach, pineapple and orange blossom with a hint of citrus.
There are 2 varieties used in this expressive wine:
- Viognier: 72%
- Sauvignon Blanc: 28%
All grapes were handpicked at vine ripeness.
(Viognier / Sauvignon Blanc)
Sugar 23.3° Balling / 21.2° Balling
Acid 5.25 g/l / 6.85 g/l
pH 3.35 / 3.25
- Rich, expressive Paarl Viognier and low yielding tropical Sauvignon Blanc were hand selected and carefully handled from crush to bottling.
- The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in stainless steel tanks and ferment lasted 20 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.