VARIETIES: Cuvée of three white grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Müller-Thurgau.
No spring frosts and favourable flowering conditions set ideal start to the season. Summer was windy, warm and dry with some rain toward the end of vintage.
DATE OF HARVEST: 21 March 2011
HARVEST & VINIFICATION:
Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and partially fermented in new and used French Oak barriques & puncheons. Some maturation “sur lie” with occasional “battonage”. Racking by gravity to keep maximum freshness of fermentation-CO2.
DATE OF BOTTLING: 13 October 2011
Showing hues of antique gold in colour. Melon
and walnut on the nose as well as floral notes which remindsof heather. Yeasty aromas from barrique aging on the lees. On thepalate, melon with some sweet floral notes. Full-bodied with texture and
lively acidity structure, yet elegant with a touch of well integrated, toasty oak.
DRINKING TEMPERATURE: 12 ºC
CELLARING: now to 8 years
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