2020 Haut Espoir, Cloudfall

Cape South Coast,South Africa,

£19.99

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • JR-87.5

In stock

Cloudfall is just as delicious and just as impressive as its red counterpart, Gentle Giant. Comprised of no less than five white grapes, dominated by Sauvignon Blanc with a supporting cast of Semillon, Viognier, Chenin Blanc and a splash of wild fermented Chardonnay which undergoes fermentation in old oak barrels. The use of old oak gives the wine texture and body without imparting the same flavour profile of new oak.

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Description

CELLAR INFORMATION The 4 varietals of this cuvée were fermented and aged separately in stainless steel tanks for 7 months prior to blending and bottling.

The portion of Syrah/Shiraz, which might seem unusual makes the key contribution to this white blend and was vinified as a Rosé style wine which was later clarified and blended with the white varietals.

Each component was meticulously proportioned for different contributions.

Sauvignon Blanc to create a crisp refreshing wine. Syrah/Shiraz to round off the mouthfeel and contribute to a floral bouquet. Semillon for savory elements and Chardonnay that was ‘green’ harvested to add natural acidity

Additional information

Wine Type

White

Country

South Africa

Region

Cape South Coast

Vintage

2020

Brand

Haut Espoir

Cultivar

Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon, Shiraz, Syrah

Appellation

Cape South Coast

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

13.50

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

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Reviews

JancisRobinson.com 87.5

[Jancis Robinson, 01/01/2023]