Fairview Beryl Back 2021

R290.00

Beryl Back, our Flagship white wine honouring Charles’s mother. A handcrafted blend of Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Marsanne, perfectly encapsulates its namesake’s style, creativity, and strength of character.

 

Pale yellow in colour with layered aromas of stone fruit, lemon, perhaps a hint of kapok-bos (Cape Snowbush) and subtle notes of oak. The palate is complex with flavours of herbs and crunchy fruit sweetness followed by pithy tannin, mouthwatering minerality and a fresh finish. The fine tannin structure and texture of the wine promises ageing potential and contributes to the balanced length and mouthfeel.

 

Wine Info
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Description

All of the grape varieties are treated individually with basic winemaking  intervention. The aim is to highlight the true expression of these cultivars in its terroir. We select each component based on merit and our final blend tells the story of our labour of love from our favourite vineyards on the property.

 

The Chenin Blanc component is made in three distinct styles showing off the versatility of the grape. The first component is cold fermented in stainless steel tank and allowed to age on the fermentation lees for 10 months. The second component is a selection of barrel fermented Chenin Blanc, fermented in older 500L French oak barrels and the third component is a small parcel of skin fermented Chenin Blanc, macerated for 5 days and fermented naturally in older French oak barrels. Block 39 is used for all three components. The Viognier grapes were hand-picked and whole bunch pressed. 50% was wild fermented in 2nd and 3rd fill French barrels, without settling the juice prior to fermentation. The other half was settled, inoculated and cold fermented in stainless steel tanks. The Grenache Blanc was fermented in a clay amphora pot and left on the fine lees for 10 months with minimal SO2 prior to blending. The Marsanne, a new addition, was fermented in stainless steel tank and kept on the lees. After 10 months maturation in French oak barrels and in tank, the wine was carefully blended and allowed to naturally stabilise as far possible.

 

Additional Information
Wine Range

Flagship

Vintage

2021

Varieties

Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Viognier

Colour

Pale yellow colour in the glass

Aromas

Layered aromas of stone fruit, lemon, perhaps a hint of kapok-bos (Cape Snowbush) and subtle notes of oak.

Flavour

Complex with flavours of herbs and crunchy fruit sweetness followed by pithy tannin, mouthwatering minerality and a fresh finish.

Alcohol Percentage

13.84%

Residual Sugar

2.2 g/l

Total Acid

6.3 g/l

pH

3.24

Volume

750ml

Variety Percentage

46% Chenin Blanc | 33% Viognier | 13% Grenache Blanc | 8% Marsanne

Wine Awards

Double Silver – NWC Top 100 SA Wines Awards 2020

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