Zachte licht romige wijn door rijping sur lie, maar wel met behoud van frisheid. Intense smaak van rijpe perzik en citrus (mandarijntjes, sinaasappel) en mooie licht gebrande amandelsmaak. Zeer subtiel houtgebruik. Een echte eetwijn! Goed te combineren met licht kruidige gerechten, curry, risotto of zeevruchten.
Vivino rating 3.6
AREA OF PRODUCTION: On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain between the wine growing areas of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.
SOIL COMPOSITION: Dundee type soils of Table Mountain sandstone origin.
VINIFICATION & PRODUCTION SYSTEM: 70% of this wine underwent fermentation in stainless steel tanks for three weeks. It was racked off the primary lees and kept on the secondary lees for seven months before bottling. 30% of the wine was fermented and matured in second- and third-fill 300 litre French oak barrels for seven months, before being blended together and bottled.
ORGANOLEPTIC DESCRIPTION: Dry, slightly wooded, medium-bodied white wine.
COLOUR: Light, yellowish tint.
BOUQUET: Showcases layers of fresh peaches with dried apricot and blossom aromas. The wood contributes to depth, although not strongly noticeable.
TASTE: The mouth-feel is round and creamy from the 30% well integrated French oak (seven months). A floral nose and lime zest finish complete the perfect balance.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Chilled, 11–12°C (51–53°F).
PRESERVATION: Ready to be enjoyed within the year of production, with ageing potential of another 12 to 18 months.
GASTRONOMIC SUGGESTIONS: Matched best with complex flavours such as shellfish dishes or any type of spicy or curry dish.
ALCOHOL: 14.5% RS: 2.8 g/l TA: 6.0 g/l pH: 3.48