2014 LEIPZIG CHARDONNAY WHITE VEGAN WINE
The name, Leipzig, is from the German “city of music”, where the forefathers of this estate stem from. The section of land that is now known as Leipzig was originally bought by Mrs Alida Smit, who was born on the neighbouring farm. The youngest daughter of Alida and Francois Smit, Alida Bester runs the farm today. Alida Bester, along with her husband, Vian, maintain a truly lovely wine venue. Vian, who explained the history of the farm and their wines while we tasted them was an absolute pleasure to meet.
Vitis Vinifera Award 2015 – Gold
The grapes for this Chardonnay white vegan wine are sourced from the Devon Valley in Stellenbosch, and is made in a slightly wooded style with. Approximately 50% of the content of this wine is fermented in barrel and aged in second-fill French Oak barrels for approximately 6 months. As the balance of the wine remains in stainless steel tanks, it is blended together and bottled.
Alcohol: 14% Residual Sugar: 4.7 g/l PH: 3.09 Total Acid: 6.3 g/l
Lightly wooded in French oak with an amazing combination of smoky sweet vanilla, pear and butterscotch. All the honey and creaminess you can expect from the classical cultivar.
Fish and meat pairing: crab cakes, linguini vongole (clams), halibut, or even pork tenderloin with apples.
Cheese pairing: semi-soft mild goat and cow’s milk cheeses or your favourite fish recipe.
Vegetable pairing: lean towards rich or starchy vegetables like corn, pumpkin, or squash. Due to their earthy character, this wine also pairs well with mushrooms.
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