The Hedgehog Colombard

A crisp, light bodied, easy drinking Colombard. An exceptionally fruit forward wine.

VARIETY: Colombard

WINERY: Orange River Cellars

WINEMAKER: Chris Venter

WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape

First impressions of guava, passion fruit and gooseberry follow through to the palate. The ultimate summers day wine!

Pairs well with pasta, grilled chicken and dishes with fresh herbs and seafood.

alc: 12,8 % vol rs: 6,5 g/l pH: 3,44
type: White style: Off dry ta: 6,3 g/l
body: Light taste: Fruity pack: Bottle
size: 750ml closure: Screw cap unwooded
ageing: drink fresh

Harvest date:Mid February

Facing: East/West
Soil Types: Deep alluvial loamy soil
Age: 15 Years
Yield per hectare: 27 t/ha
Trellised: Gable
Irrigation: Flood

Handpicked and sorted in the vineyard during the cool morning hours at  the end off January at optimum ripeness for the development of high levels of thiols.

Worked as reductively as possible and only free run juice was used. Settled for 48 hrs and light lees taken with racking. Inoculated with yeast and allowed to ferment @ 16Celsius. After fermentation left on fine lees (stirred up every two weeks) until bottling.

  • Veritas - Gold Medal

  •  Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge - 89 Gold Medal