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Primary Notes: Gooseberry Peach, Melon Passionfruit Grapefruit / Pomelo
Origin & Awards
Origin: Overberg, South Africa
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Fermentation: Biodynamic Steel Only
Serving Temperature: Best served between 8–10 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing:
Western Food Pairing: Pair with oysters, goat's cheese, or vegetarian tarts.
Gabriëlskloof Amphora Sauvignon BlancGabriëlskloof Amphora Sauvignon Blanc is part of their Reserve Range, only bottling outstanding vintages.
All of the fruit went through whole bunch pressing and fermentation in clay amphorae. The wine ages for 10 months in the same amphorae, ranging between 500L and 860L sizes. What started out as a project, now turning into an official wine on their line up!
As a part of Garbielskloof's Reserve Range, it's guaranteed to be an outstanding vintage.
What is an Amphora?
An amphora is a two-handled ancient Greek storage jar or vase with a large oval body, narrow cylindrical neck and pointed bottom. The characteristic size and shape allows them to fit tightly against each other in storage rooms and packages. Vast numbers of amphorae, tied together with rope, could be used to store and deliver various products (mostly wine) by land or sea. Due to a collective desire for unique wines from unexpected places, the amphora wine style has gained popularity over the last decade or so.
The porous nature of clay in these vessels exposes the wine to some air, fostering an interesting and attractive set of flavours. These clay vessels uphold the purity of fruit and its curved nature encourages even ageing on the lees (the spent yeast cells and flavour-giving gunk at the bottom). As the wine world seeks to mimic ancient ways, it's no wonder the amphora train is racing full speed into the future.
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