Van Loveren Neil's Pick Colombard 2011

This refreshing, single vineyard bears the name of viticulturist Neil Retief, one of the four cousins of Van Loveren. The wine features prominent guava flavours, with a fruity, off-dry finish.

variety : Colombard [ 100% Colombard ]
winery : Van Loveren
winemaker : Bussell Retief
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 13.06 % vol  rs : 10.30 g/l  pH : 3.29  ta : 7.3 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : MATURATION POTENTIAL: 12 - 18 months

in the vineyard : AGE OF VINE: 5 Years old
SOILS: Well drained alluvial sandy soil; Karoo
TRELLISING: 4 Wire Perold system
IRRIGATION: Drip irrigation controlled by a computer system through meters and tensiometers.

about the harvest: Hand harvested. Night harvested at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : Cold fermentation with residual sugar. Minimal intervention in the natural process of vinificaton, allowing the cultivar to express its individual characteristics and the soil of its origin.

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