Yellow peach, pear and apricot on the nose with juicy tropical summer melon on the palate, complemented by soft notes of lime. The palate is concentrated with hints of mango on the finish. Grapes were handpicked very early in the morning allowing the fruit to retain their natural flavor. Only the free run juice was used, allowed to settle, and inoculated with selected yeast strain, fermenting under controlled conditions at 14°C
Exceptional with shellfish, vegetarian dishes containing aubergine, leeks and peppers, salads with a light vinaigrette or tangy mayonnaise, oysters, asparagus with hollandaise and goat’s milk cheese.
Nestled in the Citrusdal Mountains, 50 kilometers North of Swartland is the magnificent Piekenierskloof plateau, which provides the perfect natural environment for vineyards to thrive. At 750 meters above sea level the plateau’s climate is characterized by warm days and cool nights, which allow grapes to slowly ripen and develop complex fruit flavors. Ungrafted bush vines planted since the 1960’s is still used in the production of Piekenierskloof Wine Company’s range of wines.
Alcohol: 13.2% vol
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