Piekenierskloof Straw Wine 375ml

R120.00

The magnificent Piekenierskloof plateau provides the perfect natural environment for vineyards to thrive. The plateau’s climate is characterised by hot (warm) days and cool nights, which allow grapes to slowly ripen and develop complex fruit flavours. Growing on ungrafted bush vines that were planted in the 1950’s.

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Description

In The Vineyard
The grapes for the Piekenierskloof Straw Wine comes from a Muscat de Frontignan vineyard that was planted in 1962. These vines are all bush vine trained and grow on clay -loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 2 tons per hectare. The grapes were hand harvested into small lug boxes in March 2017.

Winemaking
Grapes were handpicked very early in the morning allowing the fruit to retain their natural flavour. After picking the grapes were laid out on drying racks on a bed of straw for two weeks. The whole bunches were
then pressed very slowly to release a very concentrated juice. Only the free run juice was used, allowed to settle slightly and inoculated with selected yeast strain for a slow fermentation. The wine matured in used 500L French oak barrels for 12 months

Tasting Note
The nose is concentrated with notes of peach and dried apricot, a touch of spice and honey suckle. On the palate it is rich and full with a well balanced acidity and creamy texture that developed during barrel maturation.

Additional information

Production Area

Piekenierskloof

Alcohol

11.5 vol %

pH

3.87

Total Acid

6.4 g/l

Residual Sugar

191.5 g/l

Food Pairing

This wine will be an excellent match for rich desserts, cheese and conserves. It can also be enjoyed on its own.

Serving Temperature

Serve between 10 – 12 0 C

Cellar

7 – 10 years

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