Soft golden, clear colour with a perfumed nose, with floral flavours, subtle litchi, lime and rose petals, combined with a strong sweet spice. All these flavours add to the complexity of this aromatic wine. With a well-balanced sugar and acidity, the Bouquet Blanc provides a long crisp finish with layers of fruit and floral tones.
78% Viognier; 10% Muscat de Frontignon; 7% Gewurztraminer; 5% Rousanne
A perfect partner for spicy Thai foods or Cape Malay curries.
In The Vineyard
For our Bouquet Blanc 2011, we have decided to change the blend into a four-way blend, with some of the most aromatic varieties on our South-west facing slopes. All four of these cultivars have something in common - beautiful floral and spicy tones.
About The Harvest
We hand picked at 22° - 23° Balling.
In The Cellar
The wine is an unwooded blend of 78% Viognier, 10% Muscat de Frontignan, 7% Gewurztraminer and 5% Rousanne. All these wines were tank fermented at 12° - 14° C to retain fresh fruit and floral aromas. They were blended shortly after fermentation and bottled early to retain freshness and vitality. We stopped the fermentation by cooling the wine down to -4° C. This resulted in an off-dry Bouquet Blanc with a lower alcohol and beautiful natural residual sugar.