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Lourensford Limited Release White Blend 2012

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“The White Blend is the crème-de-la-crème of our white wines on Lourensford. Harvested from the very best sections of the top blocks on the farm. It is skillfully and meticulously blended from the best barrels in the cellar to express the essence of our unique terroir.”

The wine is layered with fragrant aromas and exotic flavours. Lemon blossoms, wild daisies and fresh asparagus aromas first appear on the nose infused with nutmeg, butterscotch, white peach and pear aromas. With every sip more and more flavours are exposed hinting towards roasted pineapple, ginger, lemongrass and rooibos and ever so slightly wild buchu, saffron, vanilla and also black truffles. There are hints of wood aged characters but no visible oak. It is a beautifully crafted and sophisticated wine with a rich finesse of balanced fruit and acid, ending in a long, lovely finish.

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Accolades
Terroir award – Top Wine (2016)
Michelangelo – Double Gold (2016)
Old Mutual – Silver, museum class (2016)

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Harvest Description

A cool winter allowed vines to go into proper dormancy. We were expecting a very different scenario with the cool start to spring and early summer which we thought would delay the start of the harvest. Then suddenly, the heat rose in early January and again in early February. However, for the most part, February and March were relatively mild, making for long, slow and very beneficial ripening. What also enhanced quality was the drop in night time temperatures that in some instances was 1.5°C to 2°C lower compared with the average for February. This helped fruit to retain aromas and flavours.

Harvest dates were February – March 2012.

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