Ridgeback Lion Hound White

Viticulture

There are 2 varieties used in this expressive wine:                 

  • Sauvignon Blanc     95%
  • Viognier                  5%      

HARVEST:

All grapes were handpicked at vine ripeness

                  Sauv Blanc                  Viognier            

Sugar:        20.7 0 B                        23.40 B                                                    TA:            6.95g/l                         5.25g/l                                         pH               3.15                             3.35

WINEMAKING:

  • Rich, expressive Paarl Viognier and low yielding tropical Sauvignon Blanc were hand selected and night harvested to preserve the delicate flavours typical to Paarl Mountain.
  • The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in stainless steel tanks and ferment lasted 21 days at 14- 16C whilst the Viognier was barrel fermented. The initial ferment started naturally and after 3 degrees Balling a commercial yeast strain was inoculated to ensure that the ferment ran to dryness. Ferment lasted for 15 days at 18 0 C.
  • Both varieties are fermented in a manner which retains their natural cultivar characteristics and are then combined for complexity in an elegantly juicy blend.
  • The wine was lightly filtered prior to bottling.

TASTING NOTES:

An upfront, tropical array of juicy white peach, pineapple and orange blossom with a hint of citrus.

Area

Paarl, South Africa

Grapes

Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier

Serving Temperature

45

Alcohol By Volume

12.5%

Food Pairings

Shellfish