Charles Hopkins' 2013 CWG Auction Wines
De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2011100% Pinot Noir Wine of Origin Western Cape
The fruit was picked from the Witzenberg region. Destalked, 4 days cold maceration followed by alcoholic fermentation and basket-press. Transferred into new barrels for malolactic fermentation. Transferred into second and third fill barrels for maturation, followed by filtration and bottling.
Tasting Notes: The pure expression of Pinot Noir with a combination of flavours of black and red fruit. Slight fynbos spiciness supported by oak and natural acidity.
Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 104 Qty. cases on offer 44 Alc 14.0 vol% RS 3.0 g/l TA 5.8 g/l pH 3.42 De Grendel Wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2013100% Sauvignon Blanc Wine of Origin Ceres Plateau
The growing conditions of these grapes are continental – they come from high altitude vineyards, 950 metres above sea level. Destalked, skin-contact, pressing, settling, barrelfermentation, and stabilisation and bottling.
Tasting Notes: A unique expression of fruit from continental growing conditions. Great complexity supported by oak, with flavours of asparagus and gooseberry, balanced by a firm acidity.
Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 97 Qty. cases on offer 44 Alc 13.0 vol% RS 2.7 g/l TA 7.3 g/l pH 3.22
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