limited stock Delaire Graff

White Reserve

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R 385

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

62% Sauvignon Blanc, 38% Semillon

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

92 Points - Christian Eedes 92 Points - Decanter 93 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

13.67% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.8
Type: White Wine, White Blend Cellaring Potential: 6 yrs
Origin: Western Cape Appellation: Western Cape

Tasting Notes:

Zesty citrus, lime and almond with layers of pineapple, passion fruit and gooseberries. A crisp, spicy minerality adds to a long and lingering finish.

Lime
Lime

Passion Fruit
Passion Fruit

Pineapple
Pineapple

Almond
Almond

The combination of Maritime and mountain is a very unique terroir, and here in Stellenbosch it creates our award-winning Delaire Graff wines. A cooling Atlantic sea breeze washes over our steeply sloping vineyards giving us a rich intensity of fruit. Delaire Graff wines rank among the most prestigious in the Southern Hemisphere. Our unique terroir, on the crest of the panoramic Helshoogte Mountain Pass, is something our ambitious winemaker explores harvest after harvest. A long, slow ripening season ensures world-class clarets and red wines big in structure with soft tannins and elegance. Our white wines capture the freshness of the harvest, while irresistible rosé and a sparkling Brut completes an elegantly balanced portfolio. We are proud to have achieved First Growth status in South Africa – reward for creating our country’s most desirable wines on first pressing.

Challenging conditions, including extended warm weather and little rainfall, led to a reduced crop in 2016. However, the dry conditions headed vineyards and grapes which were very healthy overall. Vines produced lower bunch masses with smaller berries and concentrated flavours promising good wines.

Extensive bunch sorting formed part of the quality process. The Semillon was whole bunch pressed and the Sauvignon Blanc was destemmed and crushed. Both were barrel fermented at 17 ̊C for 20 days.

Maturation took place in 225 litre old French oak barrels for 5 months. The wine was then blended and kept in tank on primary lees for an additional 8 months.

Food pairing

Enjoy with roast chicken and a caprese salad.

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