Olifantsberg Grenache Blanc 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Breedekloof
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'Vivid acidity & white peach appeal on 2019. Taut, focused palate with a leesy element present too. Textured, with pleasant pithiness. Like last, balances savoury dryness with acidic freshness & zip. Complex winemaking, including partial ‘egg’ ferment.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)

'Grenache Blanc is one of the Cape's most exciting, up-and-coming grapes, retaining acidity and freshness in a hot, dry climate. Savoury and taut, with subtle oak and concrete eggderived structure and flavours of beeswax, greengage and lemon zest. Drink 2021-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 93/100

'A full-bodied and rich textural style of wine with honeyed pears, grapefruit, fynbos, and toast. Long, creamy and detailed finish.' – Decanter World Wine Awards, 92/100 (Silver)

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Elizma Visser
Alcohol 14%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Grenache Blanc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Grenache Blanc
Rating PG 94
Technical analysis RS: 4.6 g/L | TA: 5.3 g/L | PH: 3.37
Producer information Olifantsberg is located in the Brandwacht Mountain Range overlooking the Breedekloof valley. This location experiences dramatic temperature differences within a day and the summer and winter climates help to ensure slow ripening of the grapes which in turn contribute to fresh and elegant wines. The winemaker, Elizma Visser, joined Olifantsberg in 2015 and is focused on following a natural, sustainable farming approach. Simple techniques are used in the winemaking, traditional oak casks and foudres are used, and where possible the grapes are naturally fermented which aids in a lower alcohol and sulphur content in the wines.
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