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Oak Valley

Beneath the Clouds



FRESH & ELEGANT


Fresh orange tone and dried peach, tightly controlled by rocky minerality and persistent cool-climate acidity. This wine uses only natural yeast, long, cool fermentation and aging on used French oak barrels. The wine is named after the cloud cover that the southeast wind "The Cape Doctor" pulled over the hillsides. It keeps the temperature down, stretches the ripening and maintains the acidity balance in the wine.


FRISK & ELEGANT


Frisk orangetone og tør fersken, stramt styret af stenet mineralitet og vedholdende cool-climate syre. Til denne vin bruges kun naturlig gær, lang, kølig gæring og lagring på brugte, franske egefade. Vinen er navngivet efter det skydække, som sydøstenvinden "The Cape Doctor" trækket ind over bjergskråningerne. Det holder temperaturen nede, strækker modningen ud og bevarer syrebalancen i vinen.


FACTS


Country: South Africa

Region: Elgin

Winery: Oak Valley

Year: 2019

Type: White

Grapes: Chardonnay

Alcohol: 13,5%

Aging: Stainless steel tanks

Closure: Screw cap

Winemaking: Traditional


ABOUT THE WINERY


OAK VALLEY


Sir Antonie Viljoen founded the Oak Valley Estate in 1898. He started with apple orchards and in 1908 he started the first wine production in the Elgin Valley. The wine cellar was closed in the 1940s, where the state-controlled KWV controlled everything, but production resumed in the late 1900s, where a brand new winery was built and new vines planted.


Sir Antonie Viljoen grundlagde Oak Valley Estate i 1898. Han startede med æbleplantager og i 1908 startede han den første vinproduktion i Elgin Valley. Vinkælderen blev lukket i 1940'erne, hvor den statstyrede megakoncern KWV kontrollerede alt, men produktionen blev genoptaget i slutningen af 1900-tallet, hvor der blev bygget et spritnyt vineri og plantet nye vinstokke.


General grape descriptions



Chardonnay


Wine drinkers find it flatteringly easy to enjoy, with its broad, exuberant charms, relatively high alcohol and low acidity, and lack of powerful scent. Vine growers find it easy to grow productively and profitably (it can yield well, ripen usefully early, although buds rather too early for frost-free comfort in cool climates). And winemakers revel in the range of different winemaking techniques to which Chardonnay readily submits: not just a wide range of dry white wines with more weight than most, but delicate sparkling wines and even a few extremely successful sweet white wines made with the benefit of 'noble rot'.


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