White Note White Blend
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White Note White Blend

TASTING NOTE: This well-structured wine has hints of vanilla, tropical fruit and citrus aromas that finish with a creamy layered palate.

SERVE WITH: Serve with lemon-dressed scallops, fish cakes and crumbed chicken schnitzels, drizzled with a pear/apricot jus served with mashed potatoes and peas.

APPEARANCE: Bright and pale yellow with a greenish hue.

ANALYSIS:

Alc: 13.50 % vol TA: 5.6 g/L

RS: 4.1 g/L pH: 3.60

WINEMAKER: Anton Swarts

ORIGIN: Western Cape

TERROIR / SOIL: The grapes were grown in specific areas within the Robertson and Breedekloof regions ranging from heavy Clay, rich in limestone to broken Shale rock. This wine’s grapes were picked from trellised and bush vines, 10 to 25 years in age. The vineyards received supplementary drip irrigation and produced 10 - 14 tons per hectare. The vineyards are located about 160km from the ocean, where they receive an annual rainfall of approximately 40mm - 200mm. Temperatures averaged 10°C in winter and climbed to 26°C in summer.

WINEMAKING: The grapes were harvested using a combination of machine and hand-picking during the cool morning hours of February and March. After destemming, they were gently crushed and lightly pressed. A portion of the pressed juice was blended with free-run juice and left to settle overnight. Following this, individual block selections (some kept separate, and others blended) were racked from their lees and inoculated with a selected yeast strain. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. While some fermentation vessels remained unaffected by oak, others were influenced by French oak staves for a duration of 4 months. After fermentation, the best tanks were selected for the final blend. These wines matured on the fine lees for at least two months before bottling.

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