Olifantsberg Blanc Breedekloof 2017

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Olifantsberg Blanc Breedekloof 2017

Awards
94 Pts, Tim Atkin , 2019

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 2017

Layered, nutty and creamy with honied notes of ripe
pineapple and wild herbs, full flavoured with a hint of
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 results in elegant, fresh and age-worthy wines.


Vintage
2017 saw below average rainfall and warm weather; the Breedekloof region
experienced one of its driest growth and ripening periods ever in 2017. Some cooler
weather during the ripening period helped to produce fruit with excellent balance.
The cooler weather continued into the harvesting period forming the perfect
combination for an exceptional quality harvest, resulting in very healthy vineyards
and smaller berries with good flavour and colour concentration.


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%

Awards
94 Pts, Tim Atkin , 2019

More Information
Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2017
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