The Yellowwood Organic White
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The Yellowwood Organic White

This organic blend of 56% Chenin blanc / 44% Viognier is named after the indigenous yellowwood tree standing tall in the heart of Spier’s Werf (farmyard).

APPEARANCE: Pale gold with a lemon rind rim.

TASTING NOTE:
Aromas of white peach, pear and litchi with subtle notes of spice and citrus fruit are complemented by a crisp lingering finish.

SERVE WITH:
Enjoy with pork chops, Asian-flavoured dishes or seafood.

WINEMAKER: Tania Kleintjes

ORIGIN: Coastal region

ANALYSIS:

Alc:

13.58 %vol

TA:

5.8 g/L

RS:

3.9 g/L

pH:

3.46

TSO2:

88 mg/L

TERROIR:
Organically grown grapes from Stellenbosch and Paarl. The differences in altitude, aspect, solar radiation and wind exposure result in significant meso-climate differences. This, coupled with variations in soil, created this complex wine with its unique character and style.

WINEMAKING:
The Chenin and Viognier grapes were hand-harvested in the morning in 8kg lug boxes. The grapes were cooled at the cellar before hand-sorting. A low-intervention approach was used throughout the winemaking process. The juice was fermented in a combination of stainless-steel tanks and French oak barrels, with 100% of the Viognier component in French oak barrels. The wine spent 4 months on its gross lees to enhance its structure before bottling.

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