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Donovan Rall
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Vuurberg Wines

Vuurberg White 2016

Blend: Chenin 39% (Paardeberg & Bottelary Hills) old vines both sites on granite soils
Semillon 15% (Banghoek)
Viognier 15% (Helderberg)
verdelho 14% (Voor-Paardeberg)
Roussanne 8% (Voor-Paardeberg)
Grenache blanc 7% (Piekenierskloof)
Chardonnay 2% (Bottelary hills)

Vineyards: Mostly Stellenbosch and some Swartland

Soil: Decomposed granite, gravel and some clay


All fermented wild and matured in French oak combination of barrique and 400 litre barrels. 25% new. Full malolactic and then blended after 9 months on the fermentation lees without stirring. The wine gets a coarse filtration during bottling.

Alc 13.5%
TA 5.3 g/l
pH 3.4
RS 3.5 g/l
VA: 0.68 g/l
Free SO2: 26 mg/l

Winemaker's Notes:

2016 was a tough vintage for the dry farmed vineyards with the extreme drought and we were forced to picked the wines fresher.

The crop was also generally more than 50% smaller so expect the same concentration and yellow fruit normally associated with this wine but with a lower level of alcohol and a more lively acidity.