Dry Sparkling Wine
VARIETY: Sparkling Brut
WINERY: Orange River Cellars
WINEMAKER: Philani Gumede
WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape
Citrus and nutty aromas on the nose, followed by winter melon and kiwi flavours on the palate.
This sparkling wine has a smooth buttery finish.
|alc: 13,33 % vol||rs: 8,2 g/l||pH: 3,39|
|type: Sparkling||style: Dry||ta: 5,31 g/l|
|body:Creamy||taste: Crisp||pack: Bottle|
|size: 750ml||closure: Cork wire||unwooded|
|Soil Types:||Deep alluvial loamy soil|
|Yield per hectare:||29 t/ha|
|Trellised:||Extended 6 wire Perold|
|Harvest date:||Beginning of March|
Chenin blanc grapes are machine harvested in the cool hours of the early morning at 21 to 22,5 balling and treated in the vineyard for oxidation with a small amount of SO².
Machine harvested grapes, pressed cleared in settling tanks over 48 hours. All work was done as reductively as possible. Juice was racked with a little bit of lees to fermentation tank where fermentation took place at around 16°C. Wine was pumped of the thick lees an stored on thin lees, with periodic mixing up of the lees every two weeks.
Platters Fine Wine Guide - 3/5 Stars & Good Value
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