Neil's Pick Colombar

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 : 12.5 % vol  rs : 8 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : White  style : Off Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  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 : 12 months

in the vineyard : Age of vine: 6 Years old br /Soils: Well drained alluvial sandy soil; Karoo br /Trellising: 4 Wire Perold system br /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.