Sparkling Brut

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
ageing: none
Facing: East/West
Soil Types: Deep alluvial loamy soil
Age: 18 Years
Yield per hectare: 29 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Flood
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