Foundation Stone White Blend
46% Chenin Blanc, 22% Roussanne, 18% Grenache Blanc, 11% Viognier, 3% Nouvelle. Vineyards planted in decomposed granite and sandy soils with north and westerly facing slopes were identified in the Franschhoek and Stellenbosch areas to make this Mediterranean-style blend. Well-manicured and settled vines yielding between 5-6 tonnes/ha.
Elegant with spring blossoms, restrained peach, mango and stone fruit on the nose. Subtle hints of oak spice and a refined fruit expression. A rich and well-structured wine that finishes with elegance and freshness on the palate.
Asian influenced chicken and seafood dishes, goats cheese salad, pork, veal or roast duck.
Harvesting & Fermentation:
Grapes were harvested by hand between 22.2°-23° Balling with good harvesting conditions throughout.
Naturally fermented in barrels at 16˚C. The grapes were pressed gently up to 0.9 Bar pressure after a short period of skin contact. Partial malolactic fermentation took place in older 225L French oak barrels and a 2,500L oak Foudre. All five varietals were matured separately in barrel for a total maturation time of 10 months before being blended for bottling.
Ready for your enjoyment but will benefit from aging, drink up to 2022.