OLIFANTSBERG BLANC 2017
A beautifully layered wine with opulent fruit flavours, white floral notes and hints of dried green herbs.
- Vintage: 2018
- Alcohol: 14.0%
- Grape(s): Rousanne, Grenache Blanc and Chenin Blanc
- Region/appellation: THE BREEDEKLOOF VALLEY
- Ratings: Platter’s – 94, Tim Atkin – 94
- Volume: 750 ml
- SKU: 6009819420201
Rousanne and Grenache Blanc grown on shale/quartz soils; and Chenin grown on sandstone/shale soils. Echalas and trellised vineyards.
The vision is to produce a White blend that represents our farm. The Rousanne (55%) and Grenache Blanc (34%) dominate the aromatics of the nose and palate of this wine. The Chenin Blanc (11%) adds layers of fruit and contributes to the complexity. The grapes were separately whole bunch pressed to ensure elegant extraction. Natural fermentation took place in 500L oak barrels (5% new French & 5% new Hungarian) adding layers of complexity. The wine was aged for 10 months on its lees, with some bâtonnage contributing to the freshness and complexity of the wine.