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Olifantsberg, Blanc Breedekloof

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Olifantsberg, Blanc, Breedekloof 2017The Olifantsberg, Blanc is layered, nutty and creamy with honied notes of ripe pineapple and wild herbs, full flavoured with a hint of minerality.Producer Note - Olifantsberg is...

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Olifantsberg, Blanc, Breedekloof 2017

The Olifantsberg, Blanc is layered, nutty and creamy with honied notes of ripe pineapple and wild herbs, full flavoured with a hint of minerality.

Producer Note - Olifantsberg is passionate about producing authentic wines with a true sense of place, which reflect the unique location of their vineyard. The focus is on sustainable farming and winemaking practices, resulting in limited intervention in the both the vineyard and cellar. The team are fully committed to understanding their terroir and managing their natural resources through conservation, which adds to the singularity of their wines. The unique terroir with its combination of Breede-shale, Renosterveld and sandstone soils, constant winds and elevation, produces concentrated fruit that results in elegant, fresh and age-worthy wines.

Vintage - 2017 saw below average rainfall and warm weather; the Breedekloof region experienced one of its driest growth and ripening periods ever in 2017. Some cooler weather during the ripening period helped to produce fruit with excellent balance. The cooler weather continued into the harvesting period forming the perfect combination for an exceptional quality harvest, resulting in very healthy vineyards and smaller berries with good flavour and colour concentration.

Vineyard - The vineyard is located on the fertile slopes of the Olifantsberg Mountain Range at altitudes from 250 metres to 450 metres above sea level. It endures harsh conditions, with wide diurnal temperature swings and strong winds. During the winter the mountain peaks are snow covered, keeping the vines dormant for longer. Cold winters, coupled with the summer winds, ensures the slow ripening of the grapes and helps to maintain healthy vines, contributing freshness and elegance to the wines. The vineyards are farmed using sustainable practices, helping to maintain the biodiversity within the vineyard and soils. The Roussanne and Grenache Blanc are young plantings on the estate and are grown on shale soils, the Chenin Blanc is grown on sandstone/shale soils, which lends freshness to the wine. The training is 'sur eschalas' in order to maximise the number of vines per hectare and to protect them from strong winds.

Winemaking - The vision was to produce a great white Rhône style blend from the Breedekloof. The grapes were separately whole bunch pressed to ensure elegant extraction. Natural fermentation took place in 500 litre seasoned French oak barrels imparting layers of complexity. The blended wine was aged for 10 month on its lees, with some bâtonnage contributing to the freshness and complexity of the wine. Ageing took place in French oak of which 10% was new.

Tasting Note - A beautifully layered wine with opulent fruit flavours of white peach, ripe apricot and delicate citrus notes complemented by hints of floral and dried green herbs. The palate is rich, textured and elegant.

Awards: 94 Pts, Tim Atkin , 2019

Grapes: Roussanne 56%, Grenache Blanc 35%, Chenin Blanc 9%

Winemaker: Elizma Visser

Region: Western Cape

Sub region: Breedekloof

Country: South Africa

Alcohol: 14%

Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)

Residual Sugar: 2.9

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes

Milk/Eggs: No/No

Organic: No

Biodynamic: No

The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage.

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.

 

What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!

 

What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 

 

What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Olifantsberg, Blanc Breedekloof

£19.00 £18.10