Kika

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Kika

2021

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, arrange blossom and ginger spice emanate from the glass.
The entry onto the palate is intense mirroring the characters on the nose, the mid-palate is full and rich with a creamy texture. This all leads to a finish which is surprisingly fresh and intensely spicey. The wine has a perfect balanced 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

R345.00

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

Four separate pickings took place between the middle of March and the end of April. Targeting only the bunches which are perfectly infected with Noble Rot and those with raisins.
The grapes were picked at sugars of between 32- and 45-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 were crushed whole bunch into bins for a four day cold soak after which they were pressed to 228L and 400L old French oak barrels where the fermentation took place. The fermentation stopped naturally at a perfect balance of sweetness, acidity and alcohol.

Bottling

The wine was bottled in October 2021. 

  • PH: 3.72
  • TA: 7.7 g/l
  • RS: 189 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

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