Oranjerivier Colombard 1999

Off-dry, pleasantly fruity and dry balanced wine made from Colombard cultivar. Clear and bright, green tinge. Forward nose tropical fruit. Lingering aftertaste.

variety : Colombard [ Colombard ]
winemaker : Team
wine of origin : Orange River
analysis : alc : 12.0 % vol  rs : 6.8 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.3 g/l  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : 1 - 2 years

in the cellar : Climate:
High summer temperatures, summer rainfall area

Mostly old vines - the area stretches across 300 km. Hot long summers contribute to resultant high sugars.

Grapes were harvested at a ripeness of 21,5ºB and fermented dry at 13ºC. After a 1-month period filtering takes place, with result a typical fresh, fruity off-dry wine, ready for marketing.

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