Whole grape bunches are selected on sorting tables, destemmed, soft-crushed and fermented in French oak barrels for 1015 days. 15% of the Sauvignon Blanc is whole bunch fermented . The wine of about 13% alcohol remains on the lees in oak for 14 months, with 20% new French oak. About 20% of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.
Chamonix Reserve in the first year after harvest shows a pale straw colour, fresh aromas with scents of exotic spice, figs, nettle, and grapefruit. On the palate it is full and round with rich fruit sensation and minerality balanced by bracing acidity.
The wine reaches its prime in about 5 years after release.
|Region||Franschhoek, South Africa|
|Grape Variety||Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon