Vergenoegd Runner Duck White 2011

Colour: Brilliant pale straw with a golden tinge
Nose: A complex mélange of tropical fruits - ripe guava, gooseberry and pineapple, with underlying notes of citrus and capsicum
Palate: Tropical fruits also dominate on the palate, rounded off with a touch of minerality. Crisp and fresh, yet full on the mouthfeel, this wine has a lingering aftertaste of ripe guava.

The Runner Duck White will go well with all lunchtime favourites, such as salads, sushi and light pasta dishes. An excellent accompaniment to fish dishes and - of course - grilled shellfish.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Colombard
winemaker : Marlize Jacobs
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.37  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Those of you that have visited Vergenoegd will of course have seen our 500 strong flock of Indian Runner Ducks that daily forage for snails in our vineyards and march past our Restaurant on their way back home. The wines in this range have been named in honour of these hardworking ducks, who contribute towards our aim to implement more environmentally friendly farming practices.

Because we do not have any white cultivars growing on our Estate, we have sourced Sauvignon Blanc grapes from various vineyards and regions in the Western Cape.

in the cellar : Grapes are hand-sorted prior to destemming and crushing, then cold-fermented with selected yeast strains and left on the fermentation lees for 3 months. Careful blending of the various Sauvignon blanc components then follows. As Sauvignon blanc is so site sensitive, it gives various flavour profiles in different areas. By skillful blending of these differing flavours, the resulting wine has a wide range of flavours with an interesting complexity. A touch of Colombar was added to further enhance these flavours, lending a subtle note of tropical pineapple.

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