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Grenache Blanc, Donkiesbaai

Donkiesbaai
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Technical Analysis
Alcohol
13.4
Residual sugar
1.4
pH
3.27
Acidity
5.5
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Far up the west coast, about three and a half hours drive north of Cape Town, lies an open bay of white sand strewn with black mussels and kelp, with the icy waters of the Atlantic beating the shore. This is Donkiesbaai, where the Engelbrecht family have holidayed for four generations.
Tasting note

Expressive floral notes of jasmine and white blossoms combine with
aromas of fresh pear and honeydew melon. Clean and light on the
palate, flavours of peaches and pears follow through, with spicy notes
of ginger and a creamy mid-palate adding texture and complexity. The
freshness of the palate is complemented by an elegant finish of white
peaches and jasmine.

Origin
South Africa
Variety
Grenache Blanc
Malolactic Fermentation
Partial
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Blank
Winemaker
Duran Cornhill
Closure
Cork
Region
Piekenierskloof
Vegan
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Vinification details

Grapes were harvested on two picking dates. The earlier pick provides freshness and acidity. The second pick lends structure, body, and added concentration to the wine. In keeping with our philosophy of minimal intervention winemaking, Grenache Blanc grapes are whole bunch pressed and allowed to spontaneously ferment. Maturation takes place on the lees; 50% in concrete eggs, 30% in seasoned 500l oak barrels, and 20% in clay amphora.

AWARDS

Platter: 92 pts

Technical Analysis
Alcohol
13.5
Residual sugar
2
pH
3.26
Acidity
5.9
Download Specification Sheet Download Full Size Images
Far up the west coast, about three and a half hours drive north of Cape Town, lies an open bay of white sand strewn with black mussels and kelp, with the icy waters of the Atlantic beating the shore. This is Donkiesbaai, where the Engelbrecht family have holidayed for four generations.
Tasting note

Expressive aromas of peach blossom and frangipani are followed by lime, yellow grapefruit, nectarine, and cantaloupe. Delicately textured on the palate with intriguing complexity – flavours of lime and apple evolve into dried apple, stone fruit, beeswax and five-spice. Fresh acidity balances a weighty mid-palate, showing intense stone fruit flavours of peach and nectarine, with a subtle, creamy, almond-milk finish.

Origin
South Africa
Variety
Grenache Blanc
Malolactic Fermentation
Partial
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Blank
Closure
Cork
Region
Piekenierskloof
Vegan
Blank

Vinification details

Grapes were harvested on two picking dates. The earlier pick provides freshness and acidity. The second pick lends structure, body, and added concentration to the wine. In keeping with our philosophy of minimal intervention winemaking, Grenache Blanc grapes are whole bunch pressed and allowed to spontaneously ferment. Maturation takes place on the lees; 50% in concrete eggs, 30% in seasoned 500l oak barrels, and 20% in clay amphora.