Tanagra Colombard 2018 (Single Vineyard Wine)
A vibrant & unusual dry Colombard from old vines of a certified Single Vineyard.
|Colombard is a high-yield cultivar that does incredibly well in the McGregor valley, though it’s typically vinified as an easy-going, light and off-dry wine in this area. The Tanagra Colombard is different – it comes from older vines, pruned specifically to further reduce the yield and vinified as serious & elegant food wine – dry, slightly wooded, with intense fruit. It is perfect to enjoy now or in the next 2 – 3 years.
|Vineyard||North-facing vineyard (2 ha) at Tanagra (McGregor), at almost 140m altitude, registered as Single Vineyard|
|Vines||Planted in 1996, Rootstock: Ramsey; 6900 number of vines trellised in a North-South row direction on a 5 wire system|
|Yield||7 – 8 tons/ha|
|Vinification||Early morning hand selected harvest to optimize grape quality. Processed in an inert system to prevent oxidation. Grapes were crushed/ de-stemmed and taken through a juice cooler, before getting into an inert wine press. Only the top quality juice were drained with a gentle press juice. The clarification was done naturally and the clarified juice was used for fermentation. Wild yeast fermented and for 6 months on the lees. Wood matured for just 1 month in an older, third filled (neutral) vessel before bottling.|
|analysis||13.0 % Alc., PH 3.40, RS 1.5, TA 6.5|
|Tasting notes||A dry Colombard with layers of fruit (tropical fruit & guava), rounded off by ever so slight wooding, resulting in a complex and rounded wine. The balance between the soft, delicate fruit aromas and taste and the creaminess that is felt in the wine is excellent and makes it a wine drinkable during both the day and evening.|
|Ratings||Gold Wine Award|
|Cases produced||380 cases (x 6 bottles)|
|Price||R 100 per bottle|