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Vriesenhof Grenache 2020 per Case

Vriesenhof Grenache 2020 per Case

4* Platters

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Price per Bottle: R 399.00

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes undergo a 24-hour cold maceration before inoculation with a specific
yeast culture. The Grenache completes alcoholic fermentation in the stainless-steel
tanks before being racked to barrel. Full malolactic fermentation is completed in
tanks.

Tasting Notes

When wines are created using old vines, in this case +/- 65 years old, one expects a
little more than would be the case from younger, less wizened fruit to experience a
sense of time travel. To be given an olfactory glimpse into another era.
The 2020 Oudam Grenache may achieve just this with its confectionary, talc powder
and dried cherry aromatics. There are comforting shades of caramel, tobacco pouch
and oak spice too, conjuring (for this taster) a sensation of rail transport in a
leather-paneled booth, hurtling through the crisp Karoo under cover of darkness.
Well annealed, inviting tannins coat the palate in fine-grained luxury inviting sip
after sip, much like one would a single malt. There’s just so much going on.
Not for the absent minded or taster with a short attention span. Rather savour this
relic of the Cape’s viticultural riches around a fire, friends at the side and prepare to
go deep.

Varieties: Grenache (100%) from Piekenierskloof

Maturation: 18 months in 2 nd fill (80%) and 1 st fill (20%) French oak barrels

Ageing potential: Drink now for the next 5 to 7 years

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