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The Lion Hound Mischief 2015

Bottle Analysis

Winemaker: Toit Wessels
Alcohol: 12.5% vol
Residual Sugar: 6.65 g/l
pH: 3.06
Total Acid: 6.6 g/l
Extract: 24.5 g/l
Bottled: 20 July 2015
Release Date: August 2015
Bottles: 6 426 bottles
Cellaring: None

Tasting Notes

An upfront, tropical array of juicy pineapple and orange blossom with a hint of citrus. This sparkling wine brings tribute to the typically mischievous nature of Ridgeback dogs as we raise a glass in recognition of a little mischief in our own lives….


There are 2 varieties used in this wine:

  • Viognier (64%)
  • Sauvignon Blanc (36%)


  • Rich, expressive Paarl Viognier and low yielding tropical Sauvignon Blanc were hand selected and reductively handled from crush to bottling.
  • Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for the Sauvignon Blanc lasted 20 days at 13- 15C whilst the Viognier fermented for 21 days at 14- 16 0 C.
  • Both varieties are unwooded to retain the natural cultivar characteristics in an elegantly juicy blend.
  • The wines were blended and carbonated prior to bottling.
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