Cape Granite White uses the perfectly suited Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Grenache Blanc on the Estate to produce a wine in balance with its surroundings. Chenin provides structure, Viognier brings its lush textures and aroma and Grenache Blanc contribute mineral flavours and length to this granitic blend.
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The grapes are from our Estate vineyards on the upper slopes of Paarl mountain, grown on decomposed granite soils with supplementary drip irrigation. The vineyards are trellised and undergo summer canopy management practices such as suckering and tipping to ensure sufficient sunlight penetrates the canopy. The grapes were picked by hand very early in the morning, which allowed for the grapes to be delivered cold to the cellar, where they were destalked and gently pressed. The free-run juice settled for two days before the clear juice was racked off and cold fermented in tank. On completion of fermentation, the wine was left on fine lees before blending and bottling.
Late January to early February 2015
|Wine of Origin||
Chenin Blanc 65%, Grenache Blanc 15%, Viognier 20%
Vibrant light green in colour
Aromas of white peach and floral notes on the nose. A medium bodied wine, with stone fruit flavours that follow through on the palate and a refreshing acidity that leads to a long finish.
|Food Pairing Ideas||
Light seafood, pasta and risotto dishes, or anything containing goat’s cheese, are also great pairings.