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Kloovenburg Grenache Noir, Swartland 2017

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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. Made by the hugely talented winemaker, Jolandie Fouché, this serious and contemporary wine is lovingly crafted to deliver elegance and purity in every sip. Amazing!

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 dried herbs. The palate is medium bodied and shows good structure and purity of fruit.

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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