Nick of Time

R90.00

750 ml

Winemaker’s Notes:

The grapes were picked early in the morning at 22.7°B and stored overnight in a cold room at 4°C. They were de-stemmed and crushed the next morning and left on the skins for three hours before being given a light pressing. The juice was then racked to a stainless -teel tank to settle for three days before being racked off the lees into a stainless-steel fermentation tank and innoculated with La Forte X16 yeast. It was then controlled cool fermented for three weeks with oak chips, suspended in a muslin net, to add to the complexity of the wine. As the fermentation was coming to an end, malalactic conversion was initiated.

 

Tasting Notes:

An aromatic wine with distinct notes of pear and pineapple. Medium bodied, lightly wooded, crisp wine with a buttery mouth feel.

A wine for everyday enjoyment and to pair with salads, fish and white meat dishes. Serve will chilled.

Category :

Wine Maker: Graham Anley

Assistant Wine Maker: Ruduwaan Cooper

Origin: Calitzdorp

Varietals: Colombar, Chenin Blanc, Palomino

Vineyard: De Krans and Besemkop

Altitude & Orientation: 220 m in flat alluvial lands of the Gamka Valley, south of the town of   Calitzdorp.

Soil type & Rainfall: Flat, alluvial, sandy, and well-drained soil. Irrigation is by drip irrigation, canals and flood irrigation from the Calitzdorp dam. The 2022 harvest experienced heavier than normal seasonal rainfall.

Climate: Continental with hot dry summer days and cool evenings. The diurnal temperature variation gives the grapes time to cool overnight, creating complexity in the wines.

Aging: Unaged

Bottling Date: June, 2022

Production: 800 bottles – 750ml

Analysis:

Alcohol 12%

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Volume

750 ml