Pierre

R 245-00

The 2017 PIERRE has a golden straw colour with a slight tinge of lime green. Fresh summer flavours white peach, passion fruit and lime zest fill the first impression, which is confidently conveyed to the palate, where a well-balanced acidity and incredible concentration of flavour meet this wine’s rich, creamy texture with delicate oak flavours in perfect accord. To drink now until 2021 if cellared correctly.

 

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This incredibly low crop of grapes that were specifically selected to make the mere 2200 bottles of this meticulous blend of 87% Sauvignon Blanc and 13% Sémillon were picked from vines planted at the highest altitudes on the farm. Both the Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc vines grow daringly against steep terraces ranging from 250m to 350m above sea level, requiring all viticultural practices to be completed by hand. In addition to the steep, rocky terrain, the small vines are consistently buffeted by the cool winds off False Bay, which necessitates additional nurturing to ensure that a crop comes to fruitation at the end of season. In this dry 2017 vintage, these vines yielded less than 1 ton (6hL) per hectare.

Alcohol: 13.5 %
Residual sugar: 1.7 g/L
VA: 0.53 g/L
pH: 3.31
Total Acid: 6.7 g/L