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2010 Kanu Kia-Ora Noble Late Harvest

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012
International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014 - Outsanding Silver

Tasting Notes
Powerful liquid gold colour. A melange of citrus, sun kissed apricots, fynbos honey and toasted almond infused nougat on the nose. Explosion onto palate with full, rich mouthfeel. Sugar kept in check with racy acidity. While guaranteeing instant gratification, the wine will reward with extended cellaring for up to 10 years.
Fruity and a lot like honey.

Ageing Potential
Enjoy now or within the next 10 years.

Blend Information
90%Chenin Blanc, 10%Viognier

Food Suggestions
This wine can be paired beautifully with pear and almond tart, blue cheese and green fig iced parfait or simply with your feet in the air after a fabulous dinner!

In The Vineyard
Dedicated vineyard management coincided with the fortuitous development of Botrytis cinerea which results in a high natural sugar and concentrated natural acid levels.

In The Cellar
Botrytis Cinerea (noble rot) is a fungus that attacks grapes under certain conditions of temperature and humidity. Botrytis growth extracts moisture from the grapes, causing the concentration of sugar, acid, and most importantly, flavours. The grapes were lightly crushed and left for 72 hours on the skins. The skins were then pressed and the juice allowed to settle on the lees for 2 days at 4°C. The juice was then decanted into new 225l barrels to undergo fermentation. The wine matured for 16 months before a very light fining, filtration and bottling.

Technical Analysis:
Winemaker : Johan Grimbeek
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 11.26 %vol
pH : 3.29
RS : 198.7 g/l
Total Acid : 10.1 g/l
SO2 : 247 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Type : Dessert
Style : Sticky
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity

Purchase Online here: International Food Club - Kanu - Kia Ora Noble Late Harvest (500ml)