Eigenzinnige blend van Sauvignon blanc 32.5%, Semillon 22.5%, Pinotage 22.5% en Chardonnay 22.5%
Ulumbaza betekent ‘house of joy’.
Kleur: helder geel
Geur: rijpe perzik, meloen, verse ananas, bloemig
Smaak: sappig, fris met toch milde zuren, gewoon heel erg lekker
Houdbaar: koel serveren, op dronk, houdbaar tot 2022
Lekker bij: polenta, pasta met gamba’s, groene salades of gewoon zonder eten.
Platter’s ***(*): Reworked (unoaked) blend of sauvignon (32%) with equal semillon, pinotage & chardonnay improves on previous. 2017 rounded body, pleasant apple & pear fruit.
All four cultivars were vinified seperately in stainless steel tanks. Semillon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc grapes were harvested by hand in the early hours of the morning in crates and stored overnight in a cold room below 5 degrees Celcius. The following morning the grapes were hand sorted before destemming, crushing and pressed immediately with minimum skin contact. The pressed juice was clarified over 48 hours before fermentation. Pinotage grapes were harvested by hand and pressed immediately whole bunch to reduce any colour extraction from the skins. After pressing the juice was first arerated to brown any slight colour present. The browning drops out during fermentation resutling in a “white Pinotage” wine. After fermentation all four cultivars were kept seperate on fine lees for 8 months and then blended.