Cape Chamonix Reserve White 2016
Whole grape bunches are selected on sorting tables, destemmed, soft-crushed and fermented in French oak barrels for 10 to 15 days. 15% of the Sauvignon Blanc is whole bunch fermented. The wine remains on the lees in oak for 14 months, with 20% being a component of new French oak. About 20% of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.
Chamonix Reserve in the first year after harvest shows a pale straw colour, fresh aromas with scents of exotic spice, figs, nettle, and grapefruit. On the palate it is full and round with rich fruit sensation and minerality balanced by bracing acidity.
Steeped in history and boasting some of the highest planted vineyards in the Cape, Chamonix is set amongst 300 hectares of pristine natural beauty on the Eastern slopes of the Franschhoek mountains.
Cape Chamonix Wine Farm once formed part of the historic Huguenot Estate, La Cotte, which dates back to 1688.
Today, Chamonix is known for its wonderful setting and abundant facilities, as well as award-winning wines and spirits.