Bonfire Hill, Extreme Vineyards White, Western Cape, South Afric

BONFIRE HILL, EXTREME VINEYARDS WHITE, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA 2018

Producer Profile

Winemaker Trizanne Barnard has years of international winemaking experience. Her passion lies in the Western Cape, making wines sourced from the most extreme vineyards and blending them to perfection.

Trizanne seeks out grapes from wind-ravaged vineyards in Elim, the old expanses of the Overberg Highlands, from dryland bush vines in the warm Swartland and from the high slopes of the Piekernierskloof. They then all come together under Trizanne's watchful eye to create wines full of flavour, tannin and texture.

Viticulture

Trained on bush vines and trellis system vines from Leeuwenkuil vineyards in Paarl and Voor Paardeberg. These vineyards are "Extreme" and the climate has a maritime influence and are very hot.

Winemaking

Whole bunch pressed, and a natural fermentation and 8 months in 300, 500 and 500L French oak barrels…10% New Oak.

Oak Treatment

Time: 8 Months
Type: 300, 500 and 500L French Oak
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 10

Tasting Note

Welcome to complex, ripe aromas of citrus and peach, backed up by the faintest sprinkling of fresh thyme and vanilla. The aromas introduce a palate altogether more complex, with rich, moreish, juicy stone fruit, wrapped up in crunchy, refreshing, grapey acidity. Mouth-filling, delicious and succulent.

Food Matching

Spring vegetables, light seafood dishes and scallops.

Technical Details

Varieties:
Chenin Blanc 82%
Rousanne 12%
Grenache Blanc 6%

ABV:
13%

Closure:
Screw cap

Vegetarian | Vegan