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PAUL WALLACE 'THE NIX' SAUVIGNON BLANC NOBLE LATE HARVEST 2014

 
 

 

 

Winemaking:

 

The 2014 vintage was characterized by a weekly splash of rainfall, which made vineyard management particularly tricky. However if ever there was a year perfectly suited to the production of a Noble Late Harvest, this was it.

  
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were naturally infected with the Botrytis cinerea fungus and harvested at 32.6 balling. Whole bunch pressed, fermented cold and then matured in 4th fill French oak barriques for a period of 9 months in order to extract a hint of nuttiness. The wine was filtered and bottled with minimal intervention to best maintain its aromatic profile. 
 

Tasting Notes:

 

Named after Pauls wife, who is partial to a noble to round of a fine meal, this wine possesses both charm and backbone two of Nixs personal traits. It flaunts layers of dense apricot and tangerine fruits, with a hint of almond and star anise and a drizzle of honey. An invigorating fruity acid adds backbone and structure to this maiden release of the Paul Wallace "The Nix Noble Late Harvest.
 
Serve well chilled. Its the perfect accompaniment to a cheese board or gooseberry cheesecake. Add a dash to your fruit salad or drizzle over your vanilla bean ice cream if you dare.

 
Wine of Origin:       Elgin

 

Analysis:

Alcohol

10.09% (10.0% on label)

Residual Sugar

159 g/l

pH

3.3

TA

10.02 g/l

 

     

 

   
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Wallovale Vineyards, Farm #63, Highlands Road, Elgin, South Africa