Dewaldt Heyns' 2013 CWG Auction Wines

Saronsberg CWG Viognier 2011 100% Viognier Wine of Origin Tulbagh Harvested by hand, pressed whole-bunch and fermented in a 500-litre French oak barrel with wild yeast. The wine was left on its lees for 10 months, racked and kept in barrel for 14 months. Second-fill oak was used so as not to mask the delicate perfume and fragrance of Viognier. Tasting Notes: Delicate yellow fruit flavours, white peach, subtle spice notes and an understated perfume shows Viognier at its best. The palate shows balanced oak, a full-bodied creaminess and pure fruit expression which captures Saronsberg’s aspiration to showcase Viognier’s elegance and finesse as expressed through wild fermentation and gentle oak use. Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 60 Qty. cases on offer 26 Alc 13.54 vol% RS 6.6 g/l TA 6.7 g/l pH 3.14   Saronsberg Die Erf Shiraz 2011Shiraz 88%, Grenache 12% Wine of Origin Tulbagh

The grapes were hand picked, bunch sorted, de-stemmed and berry sorted on vibration tables. A portion was fermented whole bunch. The mash was left in the fermenter for a 5-day cold soak. Mainly punch downs were used to extract colour and flavour from the skins. After fermentation and extended maceration, the total time on skins was 28 days. The wine was pressed into 100% new French Allier oak barrels where it completed malolactic fermentation. The 12% Grenache was fermented whole bunch. After 12 months the two components were blended together and left in the barrel for a total of 22 months. The wine was bottled unfiltered.

Tasting Notes: A fragrant melange of dark fruit, delicate berry and subtle violet flavours with gentle spice aromas that complement on the nose. The palate is silky and full-bodied, packed with concentrated, ripe fruit flavours showing great length and weight.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 64 Qty. cases on offer 42 Alc 14.50 vol% RS 3.6 g/l TA 5.80 g/l pH 3.41

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