Arendsig

Arendsig Colombard 1987

ƒ37.50

NOSE: Zesty lime, green apple & Citrus with honey notes
PALATE: Crisp, vibrant with lingering mouthfeel.
MATURATION: Spontaneously fermented & matured in Concrete tank on the lees

The winemakers philosophy is to create great single vineyard wines from unique soil, climate and location." "It's the soil with all the microbes, cycle of elements and the help of living organisms that creates the heartbeat for my vines. The location towards the sun, wind and holistic climate conditions reflects the uniqueness of each vineyard." "All our Single Vineyard Wines are made with minimal interference throughout vinification. During fermentation natural yeast is used with no enzymes. Maturation takes place in neutral vessels to bring through the unique vineyard characteristics which is specific to the site." Lourens Van Der Westhuizen – wine maker ∞∞∞∞ Soil: Calcareous, loam soil.

Climate: Macro climate is Mediterranean, Meso-climate is influenced by everyday South Eastern breeze during summer, morning fog in winter, big variation in day/night temperatures, Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountain range and Breede River that runs through the valley.

Location of vineyard: Between the Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountain range, East facing slope above the bank of the Breede River, South in the Robertson Wine Valley, Wakkerstroom, R317, Arendsig Farm. Arendsig Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Block: A10 Nose: Fruit driven, guavas, figs, green peas. Palate: Fresh, crispy, long finish. Maturation: 7 months on the lees, no wood maturation. Bottles produced: 6000 Ph: 3.12 TA:7.60 Alcohol: 12.50%; FSO2: 32 mg/l; TSO2: 97 mg/l; RS: 2.0g/l Proprietors Philosophy The wine must be a true reflection of our terroir created from our own vineyards. Nurtured, produced and bottled with minimal interference. "It's the soil with all the microbes, cycle of elements and the help of living organisms that creates the heartbeat for my vines. The location towards the sun, wind and holistic climate conditions reflects the uniqueness of each vineyard. Spontaneous fermentation, no added yeast, is used with no enzymes. Maturation takes place in neutral vessels to bring through the unique vineyard characteristics which is specific to the site." Lourens Van Der Westhuizen ∞∞∞∞ Soil: Clay Loam Climate: Influenced by everyday South Easterly breeze cooling off the valley, big variation in day & night temperatures in Summer leading to slow, even ripening! Morning Fog and cold winter days with low to medium rainfall. Location of vineyard: Between Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountain range, East facing slope above the banks of the Breede River, South in the Robertson Wine Valley

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About this wine

Food Pairing

Carménère is a red wine that pairs best with lean but meaty dishes such as Lamb with Mushrooms, Pork Tacos, Turkey, Beef Stew, Pasta with Meat Sauce, Tuna Steak or grilled chicken.

Tasting Notes

Wine seduces expressive flavor, which harmoniously interwoven notes of ripe fruit, spice and oak.

Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon - Carménère

Country

South Africa

About the Winemaker

Our winemaking philosophy is based on creating characterful, authentic and consistent wines. The winemakers and viticulturists at Viña Undurraga work together as a dynamic team to express the identity and quality of our vineyards through each and every one of our lines of wines. They do this through meticulous management of the vines and outstanding care in the production of the wine. While each of our lines bears the personal stamp of its winemaker, Undurraga wines all have one thing in common: each seeks to faithfully represent the character of the grape variety it is made from and its place of origin. And, above all else, we prioritize good balance, fruit expression and fine quality.