The Apogée series from La Vierge epitomises the very best expression of terroir from our beautiful vineyards. It is a vineyard site driven wine that emphasises the subtle differences in altitude, aspect, clonal expression and soil that make our vineyards unique. Minimal winemaking intervention is utilised to allow the vines to speak for themselves.
This Chardonnay bend was compiled of different vineyards. Grapes from these batches were harvested early in the morning and then pressed at cold temperatures to preserve flavours and aromas. The juice was left to settle for a period of 24-36 hours at 10° C and racked off the lees. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and the wine was kept on fine lees for six months after fermentation.
These Walker Bay vineyards of Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge are situated within close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The maritime climate being more “temperate” in style, where parallel mountain ranges channel the southerly sea breezes through the appellation during the summer. These winds in turn bring regular sea mists and overcast conditions to the valley and with it more even temperatures. The average temperature is 19° C and rainfall, approximately, 750mm per year.
Analysis: Alc 13.66% | RS 2.3g/L | TA 5.9g/L | pH 3.46