To craft a “noble late” wine is a labour of love, but often the results can be the most amazing taste sensation. Edelgoud is our attempt at this elusive elixir and only two barrels were produced from Sauvignon Blanc grapes. This wine with its unique golden colour entices the palate with flavours such as passion fruit, honeycomb, marmalade, apple and dried peach. With its clean and crisp finish, this wine will pair well with crème bruleé and a variety of cheeses.
CURRENT VINTAGE 2012
Rooted in deep fine granite Tukulu soils on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, these vineyards enjoy the refreshingly cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean during the hot summer months, resulting in even ripening of the berries.
This wine is only produced in special years due to the infrequent occurrence of Botrytis rot in the vineyard. Bunches were carefully selected for clean Botrytis rot and then handpicked at 43 Balling. The yield was low at approximately 1 ton/ha.
As the grapes entered the cellar, skin contact was applied for 12 hours, there after it was whole bunch pressed into a stainless-steel fermentation tank. The juice was fermented slowly at 14-16 ºC for 12 days. The wine was aged on the lees after fermentation in 2nd fill French oak barrels and subsequently bottle matured for 4 years prior to release.
Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Winemaker – Jasper Raats & Hendrien de Munck
Alc: 11,5% / RS: 1.43g/l / TA: 6.6g/l / pH: 3.48