De Grendel Winifred 2009

De Grendel Winifred 2009

Citrus and tropical flavours and bring a lower alcohol to the blend while assuring a firm acidity. Apricot and peaches on the nose, while contributing to a full and rich mouth feel. Butterscotch and ripe citrus flavours, responsible for broadness and structure of the blend.

This wine was blended to be a true food complimentary wine: rich in flavor and texture, an every occasion wine. Enjoy on its own, excellent with cheeses or even with meat dishes.

variety : Semillon [ 44% Semillon, 30% Viognier, 26% Chardonnay ]
winery : De Grendel Wines
winemaker : Charles Hopkins & Elzette du Preez
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.92 g/l  pH : 3.35  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

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.

about the harvest: A more oxidative approach of wine making method is used. The three lots were vinified separately. The Semillon was only tank fermented with very little skin contact.

The Chardonnay was partially tank and barrel fermented while the Viognier fermented only in oak. The portion of the wine that was fermented in barrel (100% new oak - French and Romanian) underwent malolactic fermentation in the barrel and stayed in oak for ± 120 days on full lees.

The final blend was made following many pre - cylinder blends to get to the acquired goal of fine balance of fruit, mouth feel, length and finish.

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