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Grenache Blanc

The Foundry, Grenache Blanc 2015

R200

29 in stock

Notes

Platter's Wine Guide: White Wine of the Year

'Since 09 from Voor Paardeberg fruit, a SA benchmark. Delicate 15 our White Wine of the Year. Subtle lemon cream, green pineapple aromas & a soupçon of spice. Seamless, bright & pure, with a rounded mouthfeel thanks to judicious oaking (7 months, older French). Refined, mineral 14 had 5% roussanne'. – Platter's Wine Guide 2018, 5*

Viticulture:
These grapes are sourced from our neighbours vineyard at The Foundry’s home farm in Voor Paardeberg and managed by Chris Williams. Grown on Malmesbury shale and decomposed granite, these trellised vines allow us to precisely manage the canopy to enhance fruit, complexity and balance. A small crop was ripened under the ideal climactic conditions of 2015 and harvested at modest sugar levels but at full flavour ripeness to ensure lower alcohol but brighter acidity and freshness.

Vinification:
Hand harvested and cooled overnight, this was whole -bunch pressed to restrain phenolics, yet was fermented with a high percentage of solids to give breadth and definition to the palate. Fermented in seasoned tight grain French Oak Allier hogsheads, partial un-innoculated fermentation has given the palate a savoury dimension but the fruit is still vividly expressed. Barrel aged for seven months before bottling.

Tasting notes:
The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2015 has lifted floral aromas with hints of lemon cream and white stone fruit. The palate is rich but restrained with focused, pure fruit, minerally mid palate with characteristic rich, fleshy mouthfeel and texture and has a long finish with a citrus tang.

Analysis:
Alc: 13.5% RS: 5.1g/L TA: 6.3g/L pH: 3.32

Platter's Wine Guide: White Wine of the Year

'Since 09 from Voor Paardeberg fruit, a SA benchmark. Delicate 15 our White Wine of the Year. Subtle lemon cream, green pineapple aromas & a soupçon of spice. Seamless, bright & pure, with a rounded mouthfeel thanks to judicious oaking (7 months, older French). Refined, mineral 14 had 5% roussanne'. – Platter's Wine Guide 2018, 5*

Viticulture:
These grapes are sourced from our neighbours vineyard at The Foundry’s home farm in Voor Paardeberg and managed by Chris Williams. Grown on Malmesbury shale and decomposed granite, these trellised vines allow us to precisely manage the canopy to enhance fruit, complexity and balance. A small crop was ripened under the ideal climactic conditions of 2015 and harvested at modest sugar levels but at full flavour ripeness to ensure lower alcohol but brighter acidity and freshness.

Vinification:
Hand harvested and cooled overnight, this was whole -bunch pressed to restrain phenolics, yet was fermented with a high percentage of solids to give breadth and definition to the palate. Fermented in seasoned tight grain French Oak Allier hogsheads, partial un-innoculated fermentation has given the palate a savoury dimension but the fruit is still vividly expressed. Barrel aged for seven months before bottling.

Tasting notes:
The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2015 has lifted floral aromas with hints of lemon cream and white stone fruit. The palate is rich but restrained with focused, pure fruit, minerally mid palate with characteristic rich, fleshy mouthfeel and texture and has a long finish with a citrus tang.

Analysis:
Alc: 13.5% RS: 5.1g/L TA: 6.3g/L pH: 3.32

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PG 5*

Country

ZA

Region

Western Cape

Style

White

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