The Fledge & Co Fume Blanc – Dry Dock Liquor
The Fledge & Co Fume Blanc
The Fledge & Co Fume Blanc
The Fledge & Co Fume Blanc
The Fledge & Co Fume Blanc

The Fledge & Co Fume Blanc

R 177.00

Philosophy Sauvignon blanc can unashamedly speak of its origin & if planted in the correct terroirs allows the crafting of quite exceptional wines. Our aim is to craft a barrel fermented & matured Sauvignon from unique sites.

Vineyard This vintage marked a departure from our usual Outeniqua haunt, sourcing Sauvignon from the windswept decomposed sandstone loams of Sondagskloof nearby Gansbaai & the decomposed granitic soils of Stellenbosch within earshot of False Bay. All fruit was hand harvested at dawn. Quite possibly the most tempestuous vintage in the Cape super low winter rainfall, early spring, hot summer, heat waves & erratic weather resulted in small clusters of fruit, great concentration & very lithe wines.

Vinification Hand harvested at dawn, crushed directly into small pneumatic presses and gently pressed & settled overnight at low temperature, where after

the juice with a good portion of fine lees was transferred to old French oak & fermented utilizing five different Sauvignon specific yeast strains. Post ferment the Stellenbosch was racked into old French oak hogsheads & Sondagskloof to 500L barrels and bâtonnaged regularly. After 8 months barrel maturation, the wines were blended & bottled unfined, unfiltered. Only yeast & small amounts of sulphur are added during the process.

Wine Packing in more “cool climate- ness- this wine brims with a mélange of pea shoots, fynbos, lime leaf, white peach, nectarine, subtle vanilla ‘n ripe tangerine, undertones of green pepper Tabasco, white pepper & creamy oak. Ideal partner to fresh seafood, roast free range Sunday chicken, fine fromage & charcuterie or an aperitif. Serve chilled & best decanted. Serve chilled & best decanted in youth or cellar to enjoy the complexities of bottle matured Fumé.

 

Awards:

Kudos: Silver, OMTW 2017
Track record: 2015 - 93 pts Tim Atkin MW / 90 pt Christian Eedes winemag.co.za