Bergpad Pinot Blanc 2016

The dominant flavour of Pinot Blanc on the nose is preserved quince, violets, lavender and pears which follows through to the palate where creaminess and softness enters at the mid-palate and lingerson the extended finish.

Braai snoekwith apricot jam, Panseared Springbokfillet with quince preserve, Parma ham and pear salad, Lemon meringue.

variety : Pinot Blanc [ Pinot Blanc ]
winemaker : Wynand Lategan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Two to five years

BERGPAD is a Pinot Blanc from a single vineyard block in the Jonkershoek Valley of Stellenbosch. The name for this wine is derived fromthe famous mountain path (bergpad in Afrikaans) that runs from the University of Stellenbosch’s sports grounds, Coetzenburg, along the Stellenbosch Mountain towards Lanzerac Wine Estate in Jonkershoek. This path has become a regular feature for local and university sports and outdoor enthusiasts over the decades.

in the vineyard : This single block Pinot Blanc was planted in 1993 and covers an area of 1.08 hectares. Situated about 280 meters above sea level, the aspect of this vineyard is directly South-facing. The soil can be described as decomposed granite with red clay components. In 2016, this vineyard block yielded 7.19 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: The Pinot Blanc grapes were harvested in late January 2016.

in the cellar : Fermented in old French oak barrels using mainly natural yeast, but with asmall component of added commercial yeast. Maturation in barrels was done for 11 months before bottling.

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