Naude Family Wines “Soutbos” White Blend 2023
Vredendal, West Coast, South Africa
Winemaking and Maturation
Picked in small crates, from the truck and straight into whole-bunch pressing. Natural fermentation started after about 3 days. Thereafter wine was kept on the lees for as long as possible because that is where the “magic” happens as complex flavours and texture develop. Because nature has already done the work, the winemaking process is kept as natural as possible with minimal interference.
SOUTBOS is a super elegant and complex white blend of West Coast Chenin Blanc and Colombard. On the nose some citrus, melon, guava notes followed by green herbs, all creating an integrated harmony between the components. On he pallet, the fruity aromas of melon, pineapple, a bit of guava are much riper but not over-ripe, and again followed by savoury green herbs. A dry minerality balances the truffle-type aromas with amazing sea kelp and salinity.
Composition: Chenin Blanc 83%, Colombard 17%
Alc. 12% | RS 1.76 g/L | TA 6.07 g/L | pH 3.44 g/L