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2014 Longridge Blanc

Tasting Notes
This very refreshing white blend is packed with tropical fruit flavours. The wine has been made in a very natural way with minimal interference in the cellar, showcasing the true terroir of the region.

AROMA PROFILE - This refreshing white wine is packed with flavours of tropical fruits, Grapefruit, guava, marmalade, lime, honeycomb and hints of candy floss.

TERROIR - Rooted in deep fine granite Tukulu soils on the slopes of the Helderberg, these vineyards enjoy the refreshingly cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean during the hot summer months, resulting in even ripening of the berries.

VITICULTURE - A minimum interference approach is taken in the vineyards to get a true reflection of the unique terroir. Vines are pruned & suckered to get a evenly spaced shoot position which results in maximum flow of cool air through the bunches. Grapes are handpicked in February with an average yield of 6 ton/ha.

VINIFICATION - Grapes were handpicked and delivered to the cellar in small crates to minimize oxidation and crushing. All grapes were whole bunch pressed to stainless steel tanks to settle overnight. The wines were fermented naturally at 14-16°C and were further made with minimal interference in the cellar. After fermentation the wines were left on the lees for 4 months before blending and bottling.

BLEND - Viognier 40%, Verdelho 30%, Sauvignon Blanc 13%, Chardonnay 10%, Chenin Blanc 7%

Alc: 12.5 %    TA: 5.5g/l    RS: 1.8g/l    PH: 3.21