Sakkie Mouton Full on Misfit White Blend 2020
The 2020 vintage of the Full on Misfit Blanc combines three different varieties representing the Olifants River and Koekenaap areas.
This statement wine is a move away from the classic Rhone and Bordeaux white blends for a new take on white blends and their ever-changing compositions in South Africa. This is a West Coast blend.
Winemaking and Maturation
Grapes were picked early in the morning to preserve flavours and keep them from spontaneously starting fermentation. Whole-bunch into a basket press and foot-stomped without the addition of any sulphites or enzymes. The juice was cold-settled for two days and then racked into 228-litre barrels.
50% of the Chenel was done with whole-bunch carbonic maceration on the skins for two weeks and then pressed and racked into two 228-litre barrels.
After 4 months in 228-litre barrels, the Chenel was racked to 500-litre barrels for a further 3 months of ageing. The Colombard and Sauvignon Blanc was pressed whole-bunch and fermented in 228-litre barrels. All the components were aged for 7 months on the gross lees with minimal sulphites added and battonaged once a week for 4 months. They were eventually blended together after 7 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Nose: Floral, lime, yellow fruits , minerals, Kelp. On the mouth there is an intense sensation of saltiness with hints of lime and grapefruit coming through.
Composition: 56% Chenel, 24% Colombard, 20% Sauvignon Blanc.
PH: 3.3 TA: 6.64g/L RS: 1.8g/L Alc: 12%
Ageing Potential: With the low PH, low intervention and high natural acidity, plus the added ageing in barrel, this wine will definitely be able to age for 5 to 7 years.