Kika 2011

Winemaking Notes

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

We do up to three pickings. Picking only bunches which are perfectly infected with Noble Rot. The grapes were picked at a sugar of around 43 brix and an acidity of 11 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 1100 bottles were produced.

Technical Analysis Technical Analysis

  • PH: 3.46
  • TA: 9.3 g/l
  • RS: 211.8 g/l
  • Alc: 10.0% by vol.

Colour Colour

The wine has a brilliant golden straw colour tending towards an amber hue.

Nose Nose

This in an intense wine with complex aromas of dried apricot, peach and hints of ginger-spice and cinnamon. There are notes of roasted almonds and marzipan.

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 marzipan. The plate is rich and ripe with intense flavours. The wine demonstrates a perfect balance between the natural sweetness and the acidity of the wine with the low alcohol.

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.