The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2014
The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2014 has lifted floral aromas with hints of lemon cream and white stone fruit. The palate is rich but restrained. There is focused, pure fruit, minerally mid palate with characteristic rich, fleshy mouthfeel and texture and has a long finish with a citrus tang.
These grapes are sourced from our neighbours vineyard at The Foundry’s home farm in Voor Paardeberg and managed by Chris Williams. Grown on Malmesbury shale and decomposed granite, these trellised vines allow us to precisely manage the canopy to enhance fruit, complexity and balance. A small crop was ripened under the ideal climactic conditions of 2014. Harvested at modest sugar levels but at full flavour ripeness to ensure lower alcohol but brighter acidity and freshness.
Hand harvested and cooled overnight, this was whole -bunch pressed to restrain phenolics, yet was fermented with a high percentage of solids to give breadth and definition to the palate. Fermented in seasoned tight grain French Oak Allier hogsheads. The partial un-innoculated fermentation has given the palate a savoury dimension but the fruit is still vividly expressed. Barrel aged for seven months before bottling.
Alcohol: 13.5vol %
Total Acid: 5.9 g/l
RS: 2.1 g/l