La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier 2015

94% Syrah and 6% Viognier, the Syrah from the Walker Bay (54%) and Elim (40%)
areas, while the Viognier is from Franschhoek. The Elim vineyards grow in duplex soils with a high content of ferrocrete (coffee stone). The Walker Bay vineyards grow in shallow shale and the Franschhoek vineyards in deep, sandy decomposed sandstone and granite. The Franschhoek Viognier was chosen because of its late ripening and was picked together with the Syrah, in order to co-ferment. Matured in 300L barrels (75% new) for 14 months, plus another 4 after blending. Tight, concentrated tannins from the Walker Bay area are combined with spicy, intense flavours from Elim, to produce a wine full of flavour and complexity. Intense aromas of green pepper, mulberry, rose perfume and spicy oak. Soft, velvety entry with polished silky tannins lively and fresh on the finish.

Collections: LA MOTTE

Category: Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa

Type: White Wine


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