Van Loveren Neil's Pick Colombard 2014

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.

Enjoy chilled with pork, duck, poultry, light stews or with snacks.

variety : Colombard | 100% Colombard
winery : Van Loveren
winemaker : Bussell Retief
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 12.2 % vol  rs : 10.0 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 6.28 g/l  
type : White  style : Off Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

2012 Michelangelo Awards - Gold
2012 John Platter Guide - 3stars
2010 & 2011 Veritas Awards - Gold
WINE Magazine Best Value Guide - 8/10
2009 Finalist: Woman Winemaker of the year 2009 “An astonishing example of Colombar” Cathy Marston -Food 24

ageing : Maturation potential: 12 months

in the vineyard : Age of vine: 6 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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