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Bruce Jack Wines Off the Charts Breedekloof Skin Contact Clairette Blanche 2023

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Bruce Jack Wines Off the Charts Breedekloof Skin Contact Clairette Blanche 2023

  • Country- South Africa
  • Region- Western Cape
  • Grape Varieties- Clairette 85%, Chenin Blanc 15%
  • Alcohol by volume- 12.5%
  • Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    Residual Sugar: 2
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case 6/75cl
  • Producer- Bruce Jack Wines
  • The flavour profile encompasses delightful notes of nectarine and citrus, complemented by nuanced hints of vanilla, caramel, and a touch of toffee. These are interwoven with nuances of orange peel, almond, and subtle traces of clove. The complexity of this composition is beautifully balanced, culminating in an ensemble of lime and lemongrass flavors that lead to a vibrant and refreshing finish.

The grapes were painstakingly hand-sorted and then destemmed into stainless steel fermenters for a cold soak. Fermentation on the skins lasted for six days at 12°C, with one gentle punch-down per day to wet the cap. This is an ‘orange wine’ without the orange colour, partly due to the variety but mostly because oxygen was kept at bay during fermentation to prevent the must from browning unnecessarily. The almost complete fermentation must be gently pressed using a basket press, and fermentation was finished in neutral 228-litre Burgundy barrels, where 20% underwent malolactic conversion before the cellar got too cold in autumn.

Delicious notes of nectarine and citrus layer with hints of vanilla, caramel and a delightful touch of toffee, intertwined with orange peel, almond and subtle hints of clove. Beautifully balanced, with flavours of lime and lemongrass leading to a bright and zesty finish. 

More Information
CountrySouth Africa
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offYes

Some of the oldest Clairette Blanche vineyards in South Africa are found in the Breedekloof, and the grapes for this wine come from a 36-year-old Clairette Blanche vineyard. The region is enclosed by three mountain ranges between the cool Atlantic Ocean and the warm Klein Karoo. The climate provides an ideal balance for a long hang time and slower grapes ripening. The warm, ample sunshine fully develops the grape’s sugars and aromatic flavour. At the same time, the cooling influence from the surrounding mountains helps retain natural acidity in the grapes, ensuring a fresh and vibrant wine profile. 

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