Kika

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Kika

2023

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

The wine displays a rich golden hue. Intense aromas of dried apricots, quince jelly, orange blossom and ginger spice emanate from the glass.
The entry onto the palate is intense with flavours of dried peach and apricots, preserved orange and ginger snap biscuits. The mid-palate is full and rich with a creamy texture. This all leads to a finish which is surprisingly fresh and intensely spicey with a good grip. The wine has a perfect balance between acidity, alcohol and sugar.

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.

375 ml

R425.00

This is a Noble Late Harvest made from 100% Chenin blanc from a single vineyard planted in 1988 and registered as a heritage block.

Four separate pickings took place between the end of March and the beginning of May. Targeting only the bunches which are perfectly infected with Noble Rot and those with raisins.
The grapes were picked at sugars of between 33- and 46-degrees brix and acidities of between 7.0 and 9.0 g/l, into small crates and placed into cold storage overnight. The following day the grapes first hand sorted followed by whole bunch crushing into bins for a two day cold soak after which they were pressed to 228L and 400L old French oak barrels for fermentation. The fermentation stopped naturally at a perfect balance of sweetness, acidity and alcohol.

Bottling

The wine was bottled in August 2023.

  • PH: 4.01
  • TA: 8.8 g/l
  • RS: 192 g/l
  • Alc: 12.5% by vol.

To be enjoyed immediately after release but will benefit with cellaring for up to 10 years from harvest.

Chenin Blanc

AREA: Stellenbosch, Simonsberg
ALTITUDE: 410 metres above sea level
ASPECT: South
ROW DIRECTION: East-West
YEAR PLANTED: 1988
SOIL TYPE: Oakleaf (Granitic Origin)
TRAINING: 4-wire Perold VSP
PRUNING: Spur pruned
IRRIGATION: None
CLONE/ROOTSTOCK: Loire/Richter 110
PLANT DENSITY: 3700 vines per hectare (1m x 2.7m spacing)
CROPPING: 1.5 tons/ha or 6 hl/ha

In the Spotlight

Awards & Recognition

Tim Atkin’s South Africa Report 2022

Platter’s Wine Guide 2023

James Suckling (2022)

Vinous Neil Martin (2022)

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