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Mellish Family Vineyards Bakenkop Blanc Fumé 2020

Mellish Family Vineyards Bakenkop Blanc Fumé 2020
Mellish Family Vineyards Bakenkop Blanc Fumé 2020

The wine has a very aromatic nose of stone fruit, blackcurrant and quince which follows onto the palate. There is a refreshing yet soft acidity that gives good structure in the mouth. The creaminess and roundness of the texture is evident from the oak and malolactic fermentation. There is a smoky, mineral character with some herbal complexity and dried nettle, to compliment the stone fruits of peach and nectarine. The wine has a long dry, pleasing saline finish.

Technical Analysis
alc 12.6
rs 2.5
pH 3.3
ta 6.0
Wine Information
Accolades Trophy Wine Show 2022 - 91 pts
Wine Magazine - 93 pts
Prescient Top 10
Brand Group Mellish Family Vineyards
Other From a vineyard planted in 2004 on the south-facing slopes of Bakenkop hill - on Welbeloond Farm. The vineyard has ancient, stony, shale soils and sits 160 m above sea-level and 9 Km east of the Atlantic Ocean. Harvest yields were 4.5 tons/Ha. The vineyard has been farmed organically since June 2015, but not yet certified.

Picked by hand into crates, early in the morning. 90% of the grapes were whole-bunch pressed followed by overnight settling before being racked into two old and one new 300 litre, French oak barrels. 100% wild ferments from ambient yeast. 10% of the grapes were destemmed and fermented on the skins for 8 days. The wine went through 100% malolactic fermentation. The wine then matured in the barrels on the fine lees for 9 months before bottling.

W.O. Durbanville, Cape Town
Production: 1068 bottles
Winemaker Andrew Mellish
Variety Sauvignon Blanc
BlendPercent 100% Sauvignon Blanc
FoodSuggest Slow roasted pork belly with fennel and apple.
Ageing 6 to 8 years
  • Range: Mellish Family Vineyards
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