Kika

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Kika

2020

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

The wine has a stunning rich golden colour. Rich aromas of quince jelly, dried apricots, ginger and honey emanate from the glass. The entry on the palate is crisp with notes of marmalade, quince and ginger snap. The mid-palate and finish are textured and rich with a stunning dry grip leading to a long finish. The wine is perfectly balanced between acidity, alcohol and sugar which results in a clean fresh finish.

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

R315.00

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

We picked twice on the 17th March and 24th March. Picking only 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 7.5 and 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 crushed whole bunch into bins for a four day cold soak after which they were pressed to 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 August 2020. Only 2300 ½ bottles was produced.

  • PH: 3.66
  • TA: 8.0 g/l
  • RS: 196.5 g/l
  • Alc: 11.0% 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

Platter’s Wine Guide 2021

Tim Atkin’s South Africa Report 2020

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