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Kloovenburg Grenache Noir, Swartland 2018

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Kloovenburg

From one of the founding farms of South Africa’s ‘on trend’ Swartland region, this sublimely satisfying Grenache Noir is a standout in the Kloovenburg portfolio. Must be served at optimal, slightly chilled temperature to enjoy its bright crunchy floral charms.

Meet the producer

Having been registered on 26th September 1704, some 313 years ago, Kloovenburg is the oldest registered property in the Swartland,...

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Production

Made from 100% Grenache Noir grapes from high density bush vines from a single vineyard with schist soil. All grapes are handpicked during the early morning hours and then cooled overnight in a temperature - controlled room at 5 °C. 70% of these grapes are then crushed and destemmed, whilst the remaining 30% is fermented as whole cluster. This is followed by a three day cold soak at 9 °C, covered with a CO₂ blanket. Natural fermentation takes place in open fermenters. Extraction is obtained by light punch - downs twice a day. After fermentation is completed, the wine is left on the skins for another seven days and then pressed to old oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation is completed in the barrel. The wine is then racked from the lees and given a low dose of sulphur. The wine spend a total of 10 months in the barrel before it is bottled, unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting notes

Light purple in colour with aromas of dark cherries, pomegranate and From a young hillside planting of bush vine Grenache Noir, this is supremly aromatic of freshly crushed cherries. Very bright affermative palate with a fresh cranberry texture that follows through to a super positive crunchy, moorish finish.

Food match

Leaner meats dishes like lamb, venison and turkey. Poached salmon, braised duck breast or pork roast with mushrooms and vegetables.

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