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 36 degrees brix and an acidity of 9.0 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 ½ bottles were produced.
- PH: 3.19
- TA: 8.3 g/l
- RS: 124.9 g/l
- Alc: 12.4 % by vol.
The wine has a brilliant golden colour with a hint of amber.
The nose of the wine has stunning pure fruit notes of white peach, dried apricots and candied oranges. There is a hint of blossoms underlying toasted oak and ginger spice.
The palate fresh and clean with stunning vibrant fruit characters intertwined with floral notes and a hint of spice. The finish is clean and refreshing. The natural sweetness of the wine is perfectly balanced by the vibrant acidity.
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.
To be enjoyed immediately after release but will benefit with cellaring for up to 5 years from harvest.