Piekenierskloof Samson Straw Wine 375ml 2020

R210,00

The nose is concentrated with notes of peach and dried apricot, a touch of spice and honey suckle. On the palate it is rich and full with a well balanced acidity and creamy texture that developed during barrel maturation.

Piekenierskloof Samson Straw Wine 375ml 2020

R210,00

The nose is concentrated with notes of peach and dried apricot, a touch of spice and honey suckle. On the palate it is rich and full with a well balanced acidity and creamy texture that developed during barrel maturation.

Description

In The Vineyard
The grapes for the Piekenierskloof Straw Wine comes from a Muscat de Frontignan vineyard that was planted in 1962. These vines are all bush vine trained and grow on clay -loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 2 tons per hectare. The grapes were hand harvested into small lug boxes in March.

Harvest Date
Middle March

Winemaking
After picking the grapes were laid out on drying racks on a bed of straw for two weeks. The whole bunches were then pressed very slowly to release a very concentrated juice. Only the free run juice was used, allowed to settle slightly and inoculated with selected yeast strain for a slow fermentation. The wine matured in used 500L French oak barrels for 12 months.

Tasting Note
The nose is concentrated with notes of peach and dried apricot, a touch of spice and honey suckle. On the palate it is rich and full with a well balanced acidity and creamy texture that developed during barrel maturation.

Additional information

Production area

Piekenierskloof

Cultivar

100 % Muscat de Frontignan

Alcohol

11.47 vol %

Ph

4.03

Total acid

6.7 g/l

Residual sugar

191.5 g/l

Food Pairing

This wine will be an excellent match for rich desserts, cheese and conserves. It can also be enjoyed on its own.

Serving temperature

Serve between 10 – 12 0 C

Cellar

7 – 10 years

Tasting Note

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