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Tamboerskloof Viognier 2021

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The Kleinood Tamboerskloof Viognier 2021

Dry, fresh, and rich wine with a pale straw colour. It shows notes of citrus, honeysuckle, orange blossom and rose. The palate offers additional characteristics of spice and nutmeg, and the weight and texture create a lingering finish. It is a balanced wine with good acidity.

WINEMAKING RECORD

The Viognier is harvested between 22-23.50 Balling. Roussanne grapes are harvested at around 210Balling. Grapes are sorted three times before they are left on the skins overnight to ensure good flavour extraction and then lightly pressed with a basket press to ensure just the right amount of phenolics are extracted. Extraction was at +-450 lit /ton. Juice is settled overnight, racked and fermented in stainless steel and 3rd/4th filled 300l barrels. Roussanne portion was fermented in a concrete egg. Aged on lees for 4 months.

GRAPES

Viognier Clone VR 642 89%
Roussanne Clone RZ 522 11%

ASPECT

North Facing

ALTITUDE

176 m to 194 m above MSL

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol: 13.5 % volume
Total Acid: 5.92 g/l
pH: 3.44
Residual Sugar: 2 g/l

PRUNING

2 bud spurs

TRELLISING

7 Wire Perold System

CELLARING POTENTIAL

3+ years

AGE OF VINES

2001

FOOD PAIRING

The Tamboerskloof Viognier 2021 is a versatile food-wine pairing wine, and compliments anything from a perfumed Indian curry to a de Boerin Olive Oil-drenched Caprese salad.

Additional information

Wines

1 x 750ml, 6 x Bottles (case)