Viognier Semillon Chardonnay 2015

R100 per bottle
R600 per case

This is a Mediterranean style wine made with riper grapes, bigger oak vessels and has a warm character. White tropical fruit flavours are complemented by fresh herb and nutty oak aromas. An aromatic fynbos character gives the wine extra complexity with a subtle oak influence and lingering fruity aftertaste. This wine is a perfect match for rich seafood dishes.

Description

Cellar

Viognier was fermented cold on the skins and pressed to barrels at 8 degrees balling to complete fermentation and for malolactic fermentation. The wine was left on its fermentation lees for another two months. Regular batonage (stirring of the lees) took place during this period. The Semillon and Chardonnay were fermented in stainless steel and transferred to barrel after stabilisation.

Blend

33% Viognier
33% Semillon
33% Chardonnay

Wood

Viognier spent 22 months in 3rd fill 500 litre Hungarian oak barrels, including fermentation. Semillon was matured in 2nd fill, light toasted, French oak 500 litre barrels for 18 months. The Chardonnay spent 18 months in a combination of 2nd fill 500 litre Hungarian and French oak barrels.

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