Pekin White Paarl – Jonty’s Ducks
Lime, grapefruit, pineapple and quince on the nose; dense palate with ripe flavours and juicy with tangy peach and brie flavours delivered with good intensity and freshness.
VINEYARDS – 10 to 20 year old vines, cultivated organically. The vines yielded 8 tons per hectare.
GRAPE VARIETIES – 85% Chenin Blanc balance made up of Roussanne, Muscat de Frontignan, Viognier & Semillon
WINEMAKING: The grapes were picked between 22° and 24 °B into press as whole bunches, and left to settle in tank overnight. The wine was fermented with wild yeast at between 18 and 24ºC for ageing. A portion was fermented in used oak barrels (600 liter). Both the tank and barrel portions were kept on the lees for six months and stirred frequently. The barrel portion was blended back.
TASTING NOTE: Pure fruit of lime, grapefruit, pineapple, quince, with just a dash of honey on the nose. The palate is dense with ripe flavours and juicy with tangy peach and brie flavours, delivered with good intensity and freshness. These mouthwatering flavours linger on the palate.
AGEING: Enjoy immediately but it will definitely enhance your cellar should you wish to lay it down for four years.