Olifantsberg Blanc Breedekloof 2018

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Olifantsberg Blanc Breedekloof 2018

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Roussanne 56%, Grenache Blanc 35%, Chenin Blanc 9%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Olifantsberg

Tasting notes - A beautifully layered wine with opulent fruit flavours of white peach, ripe apricot and delicate citrus notes complemented by hints of floral and dried green herbs. The palate is rich, textured and elegant.

 

Olifantsberg Blanc Breedekloof 2018

Layered, waxy and creamy with honied notes of ripe
pineapple and wild herbs, rich and full flavoured with a
hint of fresh minerality.
Producer Note
Olifantsberg is passionate about producing authentic wines with a true sense of place,
which reflect the unique location of their vineyard. The focus is on sustainable farming
and winemaking practices, resulting in limited intervention in the both the vineyard and
cellar. The team are fully committed to understanding their terroir and managing their
natural resources through conservation, which adds to the singularity of their wines. The
unique terroir with its combination of Breede-shale, Renosterveld and sandstone soils,
constant winds and elevation, produces concentrated fruit that winemaker Elizma
Visser translates into elegant, fresh and age-worthy wines. In Tim Atkin’s 2021 South
Africa Report, Elizma was awarded the prestigious Young Winemaker of the Year
Award.
Vineyard
The vineyard is located on the fertile slopes of the Olifantsberg Mountain Range at
altitudes from 250 metres to 450 metres above sea level. It endures harsh conditions,
with wide diurnal temperature swings and strong winds. During the winter the mountain
peaks are snow covered, keeping the vines dormant for longer. Cold winters, coupled
with the summer winds, ensures the slow ripening of the grapes and helps to maintain
healthy vines, contributing freshness and elegance to the wines. The vineyards are
farmed using sustainable practices, helping to maintain the biodiversity within the
vineyard and soils. The Roussanne and Grenache Blanc are young plantings on the
estate and are grown on shale soils, the Chenin Blanc is grown on sandstone/shale
soils, which lends freshness to the wine. The training is 'sur eschalas' in order to
maximise the number of vines per hectare and to protect them from strong winds.
Winemaking
The vision was to produce a great white Rhône style blend from the Breedekloof. The
grapes were separately whole bunch pressed to ensure elegant extraction. Natural
fermentation took place in 500 litre seasoned French oak barrels imparting layers of
complexity. The blended wine was aged for 10 month on its lees, with some bâtonnage
contributing to the freshness and complexity of the wine. Ageing took place in French
oak of which 10% was new.
Tasting Note
A beautifully layered wine with opulent fruit flavours of white peach, ripe apricot and
delicate citrus notes complemented by hints of floral and dried green herbs. The palate
is rich, textured and elegant.
Grape
Roussanne 56%, Grenache Blanc 35%, Chenin Blanc 9%

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