Winemaking Notes

This is a Noble Late Harvest made from 100% Chenin blanc.

We do up to three pickings, selecting only bunches which are perfectly infected with Noble Rot. The grapes were picked at a sugar of around 40 brix and an acidity of 10 g/l.

The grapes were delivered to the winery and put directly into cold storage overnight to drop the temperature of the grapes down to around 4 degrees Celsius. The grapes were then hand sorted and loaded into a basket press where they were foot trodden to maximise extraction. After pressing, the juice was settled and racked to barrel where fermentation took place naturally, taking 3 months to complete. The fermentation stopped naturally at a perfect balance of sweetness, acidity and alcohol.

Only 2000 bottles were produced.

Technical Analysis Technical Analysis

  • PH: 3.58
  • TA: 8.6 g/l
  • RS: 159 g/l
  • Alc: 11.5% by vol.

Colour Colour

The wine has a brilliant golden straw colour with an amber hue and flecks of green.

Nose Nose

This is an intense wine with complex aromas of dried apricot, peach and hints of ginger-spice and cinnamon. There are hints of roasted almonds and pine nuts.

Palate Palate

This is an intense wine with complex aromas of dried apricot, peach and hints of ginger spice and cinnamon. There are hints of roasted almonds and pine nuts. The plate is rich and ripe with intense flavours which mirror the aromas on the nose. The beautiful thing about this wine is its balance which is perfectly poised between sweetness and freshness that linger on the finish.

Food Pairing Food Pairing

Fresh pan seared Foie Gras or Foie gras pate served on Crostini and herb salad; Or served with a dessert of crepes and a citrus syrup; Or ripe hard cheese and nuts.

Maturation Maturation

To be enjoyed immediately after release but will benefit with cellaring for up to 5 years from harvest.

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