Oranjerivier Grand Cru 1999

A dry white made from Colombard. Clear and bright with a pale lime tingle, shy nose, soft green apple. Crisp well-balanced fruit and acid.

variety : Colombard [ Colombard ]
winemaker : Team
wine of origin : Orange River
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 6.0 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 300km. Hot long summers contribute to resultant high sugars.

Grapes were harvested at a ripeness of 22ºB and fermented dry at 13ºC. Grand Cru is a mixed culitivar of 50% Colombard and 50%Chenin Blanc. The wine gets filtered and bottled as soon as possible after fermentation to produce a fresh, crisp dry white.

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