2014 Clairette Blanche Skin Fermented
Clairette Blanche is a variety that a very long history not only in Stellenbosch, but in South Africa. Sadly due to popular demand of other varieties, a lot of it was ripped out. Luckily this little block in the Polakdraai is still in the ground and is said to be one of, if not the last block in Stellenbosch. Naturally, wanting to make wines from Stellenbosch it was a no-brainer to make a wine from these grapes.
After looking at all our barrels when it came to blending the 2014 Clairette, one of the skin fermented barrels was just too good to blend away. So we decided to bottle this one seperately. Grapes for de-stemmed and fermented in open top tanks for 12 days before being pressed of to old, neutral barrels.
100% Clairette Blanche
Residual Sugar 1.9 g/L
Total Acidity 5.1 g/L
Unfined and Unfiltered