THE TEA LEAF, WESTERN CAPE

£15.95

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VITICULTURE
Vineyards high above the valley floor on the Piekenierskloof escarpment are home to old blocks of Chenin, Palomino and younger Grenache Blanc vines. In all these blocks the indigenous rooibos tea plant grows wild.
WINEMAKING
Grapes are harvested in the early hours and then a further selection is made by hand at the winery to select the best fruit. The wine is naturally fermented in old wooden barrels and steel, portions of which take up to 10 months to complete. Finally, the wine is gently racked and bottled in South Africa.
OAK TREATMENT
None.
TASTING NOTE
Complex stone fruit nose with notes of fresh apricot, salted butter and crushed granite, slightly saline. The palate has firm, high-key fruit, a gentle, sandy texture and persistence. Ultimately this is a deeply satisfying wine made from a blend of old bush vine Chenin Blanc, Palomino and Grenache Blanc vines in Piekenierskloof and Paarl with each cultivar bringing a unique component to this definitive Cape brew.
FOOD MATCHING
Simply cooked fish dishes, scallops, salt & pepper squid or fishcakes, light seafood pasta, risotto, rich salads and sushi.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Blend: 65% Chenin blanc, 30% Grenache blanc, 5% Palomino
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Colour: White
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Organic: No
Biodynamic: No

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