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Piekenierskloof, Grenache Blanc, 2019

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Piekenierskloof, Grenache Blanc, 2019

"Crunchy green fruit that is much tenser than many Grenache Blancs and doesn't taste at all sweet (even though there are 4 g/l residual sugar apparently). A little smoky on the nose and lots fo white peach fruit on the palate - perhaps a... Read More

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Piekenierskloof, Grenache Blanc, 2019
Piekenierskloof, Grenache Blanc, 2019

ColourWhite

RegionPiekenierskloof

GrowerPiekenierskloof

Grape VarietyGrenache Blanc

Vintage2019

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodePIK119

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Piekenierskloof

South Africa

Piekenierskloof

For years I had been hearing about Piekenierskloof – not as a wine producer but as a source of grapes for numerous other winemakers, young
and old.

I didn’t realise that...

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Jancis Robinson

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Piekenierskloof, Grenache Blanc, 2019

"Crunchy green fruit that is much tenser than many Grenache Blancs and doesn't taste at all sweet (even though there are 4 g/l residual sugar apparently). A little smoky on the nose and lots fo white peach fruit on the palate - perhaps a slightly underripe white peach. Neat and long." 16/20 Drink 2020-2023 GV Jancis Robinson, May 2021

Piekenierskloof, formerly a co-operative but now privately owned, owns outstanding vineyards across the Paleisheuwel plateau in the Citrusdal mountains at 550-700m. of altitude – all dry-farmed with a high percentage of very old vines. The climate is perfect, with sunny summers and cooling breezes making for low yields and healthy fruit. With an impressive managing and winemaking team of Cerina and Jaco Van Niekerk in place, there’s smarter winemaking than in the past. Their Grenache Blanc is largely from very low yielding (the second drought year in a row) bush vines planted in 1987 on koffieklip (ferricrete, a sedimentary rock widely distributed in the Cape) and loam; and fermented in third fill, large French oak barrels.

An enticing nose of tangerine and pinneapple with a slight marzipann note. This is full of charachter, a winning combination of stone and orchard fruit and Mediteranean herbs. Well-textured and rounded, complex and long, with an appealing palate-cleansing pithiness, this is a delicious wine - a perfect match for herb-roasted chicken or vegetable cous-cous. Now- 2022

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