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Forager, White 2023

Winemaker, Mike Graham, is something of a veteran with over 40 harvests under his belt. Over these 40 harvests, he has spent considerable time in the South African vineyards and is able to ‘forage’ unique parcels of grapes – which are turned into the delicious Forager wines.

The grapes are hand-picked to ensure only the best quality grapes with the most delicate aroma expressions make it into the wine. A dash of oak and lees contact (40% in 2nd to 4th fill barrels) creates added complexity and depth.

Expect notes of apricot, peach and orange along with quince, a hint of litchi and cardamon. Underscored by a refreshing lime acidity, a medium to full body and a lengthy dry finish make this wine a fantastic value accessible choice for any consumer.

£12.75

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Western Cape

White Blend

Bone-drySweet

Description

W.O. WESTERN CAPE SOUTH AFRICA

GRAPES
Chenin blanc 78% / Grenache blanc 22%

TASTING NOTES
Light yellow-straw. The nose is reminiscent of apricot, peach and quince with hints of litchi and cardamon. Citrus and stone fruit follow on the palate rounded by subtle oak and punchy lime acidity. The finish is long and dry. Medium to full bodied

FOOD PAIRING & SERVING
Pair with wild mushroom risotto, Moroccan chicken tagine or herb crusted rack of lamb Serve below room temperature: 7°C to 10°C.
This wine can be enjoyed now but will reward cellaring for up to 3-4 years.

VINEYARDS
Dryland vineyards in Paarl and Swartland. Age 12-36yr. Various soil types, ranging from decomposed granite, shale and alluvial soils

WINEMAKING
The grapes were hand-picked with rigorous bunch selection in the vineyards. The grapes were handled separately in the cellar and only the free-run juice was
cold fermented with a selection of yeast strains to impart complexity. Post fermentation 40% of the wine was racked to a combination of 300L and 500L French oak ranging from 2nd to 4th fill. The wine was given extended lees contact in barrel for 3-5 months after which it was racked, blended and bottled.

Alcohol 13.6%
Acid 6.8g/L
Sugar 2.5g/L
pH 3.4

Additional information

Vintage

2023

Grape

White Blend

Wine Farm

Alcohol vol

13.6%

Origin

Western Cape

Grilled halloumi and fresh apricot, with Moroccan spiced cous-cous salad.