Stellenbosch Vineyards

Limited Release

Stellenbosch Vineyards Limited Release Verdelho 2016

The vineyards

A trellised vineyard planted in 2005 on a southern slope.

The winemaking

The grapes were hand harvested, sorted and destemmed and fermented in 60 % first fill French oak barrels and 20 % second and 20 % third fill barrels.  Only the best 6 barrels were selected and blended to produce this exceptional wine.  2100 bottled were produced. Matured for 10 months in oak barrels.

Winemaker’s comments

This is an exceptional wine revealing peach and apricot aromas with flinty, floral and nutty nuances. Its zesty nature makes this a complex wine showing raw almond and dried fruit on the palate. Its well integrated acid line contributes to the refreshing, lingering finish.

Maturation potential:  

The wine can be enjoyed now, but will benefit from bottle aging for three to five years.

Food pairing

Excellent served with spicy South African cuisine.


Suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans.

Chemical analysis

Alcohol:                        13.86% by volume

Residual sugar:             2.47 g/l

Total acidity:                  6.25 g/l

pH:                                3.33

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