Tierhoek Straw Wine

Tierhoek Straw Wine

R 200.75

100% Chenin Blanc, picked at normal ripeness then left to dry for 2-3 weeks on nets.
The dried bunches are then pressed and racked into old French oak barrels where
they can ferment for up to 6 months. The result is an unctuous wine of immense
concentrated flavours of dried apricots and honey. The sweetness is balanced by a
fresh natural fruit acidity leaving a clean finish on the palate. Will age for decades.


Winemakers Word:
This is a fantastic way to make sweet wine in a Mediterranean climate. The grapes
are selected from a Chenin block and are picked at the same ripeness level as the
table wine (23°-25°B) to preserve the primary fruit character and the acidity, both of
which are needed in a great sweet wine. The bunches are dried naturally for 2-3
weeks then pressed and racked into old French-oak barrels where the wine matures
for many years in a solera system. Acidity, sweetness and flavour are all
concentrated in this method of winemaking.


Viticulture:
These Chenin Blanc vines are all rooted on weathered
sandstone. Irrigation is only done during drought conditions and
all farming methods are organic.
Analysis:
Alcohol: 11.50 %
Total Acidity: 7.5
Residual Sugar: 256.8
pH: 3.70
Free SO₂: 0 ppm
Total SO₂: 31 ppm

Additional Ratings and Comments:
Platter Rating: ★★★★☆