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Naude Family Wines
White Blend

R505 (

18 in stock

)

2006

18 in stock

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A rich and expressive nose with alluring fragrances and layers ofgreen quince, apple pastille, pineapple and notes of apple tart. The palate is ripe, concentrated andcharacterful, brimming with gooseberry confit, spiced pears and complex, textural lanolin notes. Finish is dry and powerful.Why the blending of terroirs? If you take the same Sauvignon Blanc clone and plant it in 5 different locations i.e Malmesbury/Stellenbosch/Elim/Durbanville/Grabouw, 5 years later the grape will taste completely different. That’s the beauty of blending terroirs. Ian’shunt starts in finding where the grapes perform the best. he works with roughly 20 differentfarmers, buying anything from 1-5 tons of their grapes. Ripening and picking differs yearon year and fermenting each vineyard on its own (always naturally) and then leaving it on the leesfor as long as possible. Part of the Chenin Blanc and Semillon gets fermented in FrenchOak Barrels to give it depth through the middle palate. Nothing is added, no additionalchemicals (apart from sulphur at bottling) trying to keep them as natural as possible toallow them to age. Wines are left as long as possible on the lees because this is where Ianbelieves where the personality of the vineyard is shown. After a couple of months,the work starts – the blending and thus taking away the name of the vineyard or cultivar thatcan influence one, by blending to showcase the vintage of what was picked up in thevineyards. That is why the percentages of the cultivars changes from vintage to vintage.This wine is made to show the diversity of cultivars and terroirs in one bottle that only theWestern Cape can produce.Composition of Blend: 54% Chenin Blanc | 37% Semillon | 9% Sauvignon BlancANALYSIS: Alc 13% | RS 1.6 | TA 5.8 | pH 3.4

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