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Olifantsberg Grenache Noir 2018

Olifantsberg Grenache Noir 2018
Olifantsberg Grenache Noir 2018
This is an aromatic and refreshing wine with wild strawberry and lifted herbaceous notes. This wine also shows grippy tannins and is supported by a naturally high acidity making it fresh and delicious.
Technical Analysis
alc 14.0
rs 3.1
pH 3.46
ta 5.7
Wine Information
Accolades 92 points - Tim Atkin 2019
4.5 stars/91 points - Platter's South African Wine Guide 2020
Brand Group Olifantsberg
Other The vineyard is located on the slopes of the Olifantsberg mountain where it endures big diurnal temperature differences and strong winds, at altitudes from 250 to 450 meters above sea level. Cold winters, coupled with the summer winds, ensures the slow ripening of the grapes; helps to maintain healthy vines; and contributes freshness and elegance to the wines. The soils in the vineyard comprise of sandstone with schist/shale and quartz.

Small batches of natural fermentation took place in French oak casks and open fermenters. A portion of whole bunches were included. Soft punch downs were performed. Some batches had extended maceration on the
skins to add to complexity. Malolactic fermentation took place in 300L French oak seasoned barrels. Only a soft prefiltration took place prior to bottling.
Winemaker Elizma Visser
Variety Grenache
BlendPercent 100% Grenache Noir
  • Range: Olifantsberg
R215.00 per bottle
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