Geur: duidelijk vanille, rijpe abrikoos, walnoot, honing en tropisch fruit.
Smaak: vol en sappig, verrassend fris, goede structuur, enorme lengte
Houdbaar: nu op dronk, zal tot eind 2023 lekker blijven
Lekker bij: stevige, gekruide gerechten met wit vlees. Pittige gerechten uit de Aziatische keuken. Franse stinkkaas.
The third dry vintage in a row. This vineyard on the Helderberg Mountain slopes was planted in 1988. Being this old the yield is very low which makes harvesting always a challenge, but nevertheless. The reward is worth it. We harvested this small bottling at two different stages in order to capture freshness with the higher acidity at the lower balling and then tropical fruit flavours at the slightly higher balling. The grapes were harvested on the 8th and 15th February respectively.
The grapes were brought in early in the morning and crushed straight into the press. The juice started a cold fermentation in the stainless steel tanks and after fermenting half of the sugar off, we decanted to two 400L Amphorae clay pots for the first picking. The second, slightly riper batch, finished the fermentation in two 500L and one 225L older French oak barrels. After ferment the wine was kept on the leese for 8 months before sulphering and racking off the leese. Bottling was done in November 2018.