GREAT EXPECTATIONS COLOMBAR 2015
Goedverwacht Estate is a family owned estate, beautifully situated in the Robertson Valley on the banks of the Breede River. The farm has been owned by the Du Toit family for three generations dating back to 1950.
At present the farm constitutes 180 ha under vineyards and spans a diverse range of terroirs, soil types and micro climates. This enables us to produce wines of distinctive character with an inherent fruit purity and elegance.
The Robertson / Bonnievale district has a dry Karoo climate but at night the air cools down considerably. The soil varies from deep alluvial next to the Breede River to heavy Karoo clay and limey gravel on the slopes, enabling Goedverwacht to produce a wide variety of cultivars suitable to the different soil types.
Veritas 2015: Silver; Michelangelo Awards 2015: Silver; Veritas 2016: Silver; Veritas 2017: Silver
A twelve year old vineyard standing on a loamy soil with an east/west row direction and perfect exposure for ripening.
Enough cold during the preseason ensured even budding. Moderate conditions prevailed during most of the harvest, with the exception a heat wave during the last week of January. Overall, very good conditions for ripening and harvesting.
Machine harvested from 2am to 9am into 4 ton bins, after we did grape selection in the vineyard.
Grapes harvested at 21 B, destemmed , crushed and only very clear juice are fermented with Vin 7 yeast in steel tanks at 13 C. After fermentation the wine was immediately racked of the lees, stabilized and bottled.
Alcohol 12,5 vol % Sugar 6,10 g/l pH 3,39 Acidity 6,84 g/l V/A 0,42
A crisp, fruity white wine with hints of guava and passion fruit on the nose. This wine displays mouthwatering fruit on the palate and crisp, well balanced acidity. Ideal with seafood or to sip on its own.
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Lovely white, delicious with most food. Must try
Kristy Goncalves –
Absolutely delicious wine! I dont usually drink white wine but really enjoyed this wine. Great for warm summer days and thoroughly enjoyed drinking it paired with my seafood salad.
Jane Kiera –
I’m not usually much of a white wine drinker.. but this grape variety really blew me away! Natalie explained that it was an unusual and rare wine to taste after I mentioned I’d never seen a ‘Colombar’ before.. so I had to try it and I’m so glad I did! Will definitely be buying more of this soon!
Johannah Biddiscombe –
I had a bottle of the Colombar over the weekend; simply delicious. Fruity, dry and crisp. Went well
with dinner. Will be back for more, thanks for the perfect recommendation Nat!!