Ridgeback Lion Hound White
There are 2 varieties used in this expressive wine:
- Sauvignon Blanc 95%
- Viognier 5%
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
- 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.
An upfront, tropical array of juicy white peach, pineapple and orange blossom with a hint of citrus.