1 Box of 6 Piekenierskloof Grenache Blanc 2017

R570.00

A wine with fresh citrus aromas with lots of green apple and a herbaceous finish. The wine has a fresh but full and smooth mouth feel with a crisp finish.

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Description

In The Vineyard
Grapes are sourced from vineyards predominantly in the Piekenierskloof region. These are bush vineyards and grow on koffieklip and sandy loam soils. Vineyards are planted in 1987, which makes the vines 29 years old. Vineyard are meticulously farmed and yields were down to 3 tons per hectare because of a very dry year.

Harvest Date
Middle to end of February.

Winemaking
Grapes were handpicked very early in the morning allowing the fruit to retain their natural flavor. Only the free run juice was used, allowed to settle and inoculated with selected yeast strain, fermenting under controlled conditions at 12°C. Wine was fermented in third fill 500L French oak barrels for 4 months

Tasting Note
A wine with fresh citrus aromas with lots of green apple and a herbaceous finish. The wine has a fresh but full and smooth mouth feel with a crisp finish.

Additional information

Production Area

Piekenierskloof

Cultivar

100% Grenache Blanc

Alcohol

13 vol %

pH

3.44

Total Acid

5.8 g/l

Residual Sugar

1.9 g/l

Food Pairing

Exceptional with shellfish, vegetarian dishes containing aubergine, leeks and peppers, salads with a light vinaigrette or tangy mayonnaise, oysters, asparagus with hollandaise and soft cheeses.

Serving Temperature

7 – 9 0 C

Cellar

2 – 3 years

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