Swartland Colombard

A smooth wine with a green guava aroma, almost serene palate for easy drinking.

variety : Colombard | Colombard
winery : Swartland Winery
winemaker : Andries Blake
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.37 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 6.74 g/l  so2 : 113 mg/l  fso2 : 35 mg/l  

in the vineyard : Soil: Deep, cool soils with very good moist retention properties are used for dry land cultivation. Where supplementary water can be given, some of the better quality, shallower soils are used.
Climate: The Swartland falls within the coastal winter rainfall area. Warm, dry summers, moderated by cool Atlantic breezes.
Annual rainfall: 400mm average.

about the harvest: 75% of the grapes are from bush vines with no irrigation at all. 25% from trellised vineyards that receive supplementary water. Hand harvested at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : Grapes destemmed, crushed and cooled. Very short skin contact period to light pressing in a bag press. Juice settled overnight to clean. Fermented at low temperatures to retain maximum fruit aromas.

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