2019 Springfontein Ulumbaza White
|Type of Wine||White|
|Grape||Chardonnay Pinotage Sauvignon Blanc Semillon|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (13%)|
|Drink window||2021 - 2026|
The Walker Bay wine district is unique due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and this ensures that the climate here is predominantly cool to very cool (cool-climate), so that the grapes build a nice balance between ripe fruit and fresh acidity. Just like with the Creation winery, the wines from this region have an old-world style and the wines are very similar to wines from, among others, Burgundy.
Ulumbaza means 'house of joy' and this white wine is a quirky blend of Sauvignon blanc 32.5%, Semillon 22.5%, Pinotage 22.5% and Chardonnay 22.5%
The Springfontein vineyards are located on calcareous soil - Alkaline with a high mineral content. The fermentation takes place in small stainless steel tanks with native yeasts. All four cultivars were vinified separately in stainless steel tanks. Sauvignon blanc, Semillon and Chardonnay grapes were hand-harvested in boxes early in the morning and kept in a cold room overnight. The next morning, the grapes were hand sorted before being destemmed, crushed and gently pressed with minimal skin contact. The pressed juice was clarified for 48 hours before fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts.
The Springfontein Ulumbaza White is a lively medium-bodied wine with complex fruit aromas. In the glass it has a clear (straw) yellow color. In the nose notes of ripe peach, melon, fresh pineapple, floral. It has a refreshing taste with citrus, melon, grassy and floral notes and a long mineral finish. Delicious with polenta, pasta with prawns, green salads or just without food.
Reworked (unoaked) blend of sauvignon (32%) with equal semillon, pinotage & chardonnay improves on previous. 2017 rounded body, pleasant apple & pear fruit.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Grape||Chardonnay, Pinotage, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|James Suckling rating||91|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tense, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch|
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