De Grendel Winifred 2018

De Grendel Winifred 2018

Lime, fresh asparagus and kiwi fruit lead the aromatics, followed by subtle stone fruit and florals picked up on the palate. Chalk, citrus, smoked salts and very subtle beurre blanc notes from oak influence in the tail.

Calls for oily fish like salmon, yellowtail or tuna. Also great with mussels in white wine and fennel sauce.

variety : Semillon [ 57% Semillon, 29% Viognier, 14% Chardonnay ]
winery : De Grendel Wines
winemaker : Charles Hopkins
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.15  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  


2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Silver
2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards - Silver
2019 Veritas Wine Awards - Silver 

ageing : 3 years

in the vineyard : The De Grendel Vineyards are situated 7 kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean, growing on slopes 200 meters above sea level. Crop levels of the three vineyards vary from 2 - 6 tons per hectare.

The Semillon vineyard is situated on well drained broken scale and the Viognier and Chardonnay vineyards on gravel yellow clay at a depth of 1, 5m.

The 2015 vintage will be remembered for its very dry and windy conditions during flowering, which resulted in a 15% smaller crop in the coastal regions compared to last year. Due to these conditions the harvest was 10 to 15 days earlier than normal and the vineyard growth was less and the berries and clusters were smaller. These conditions however produced berries with a much higher concentration of fruit flavours and the red varietals had better colour intensity. Taking all of this in consideration, the 2015 vintage has the potential to be one of the finest vintages in recent years.

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