Altydgedacht The Ollo 2014
2012 vintage: Classic Wine Magazine Top 6
2011 vintage: Michelangelo Silver 2011
2011 vintage: Michelangelo Silver 2011 4 stars (John Platter Guide 2012)
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Silver (2012)
2011 vintage: Michelangelo Silver 2011 4 stars (John Platter Guide 2012) Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Silver (2012)
The nose is dominated by the aromatics of Viognier and Semillon – apricots and Turkish delight from Viognier, fresh herbs from Semillon, with a hint of cedar from barrel-maturation. The entry on the palate is rich (attributed to partial MLF), with the palate being similarly perfumed and rounded off with touches of cinnamon and toasty oak.
30% Chardonnay, 28% Semillon, 28% Viognier, 14% Chenin Blanc
An ideal companion for creamy soups and rich white meat dishes.
In The Vineyard
Altydgedacht is a 365 hectare estate that has been in the Parker family since 1852. Brothers John and Oliver and their teams utilize the Durbanville microclimate to its fullest to produce wines with distinctive varietal expression. Dry-land vineyards with Hutton soils and trellised hedges.
About The Harvest
The grapes were hand-picked in the cool morning hours at varying sugar levels, since the component cultivars have different ripeness levels at which they display optimum cultivar characteristics.
In The Cellar
After harvest, the grapes were cooled overnight to 10 ºC prior to vinification. The grapes were subsequently sorted, de-stemmed, crushed, pressed and allowed to cold settle over two days. The juice was pumped to barrel and fermented separately. 20% new French oak was used. The cultivars were matured separately for 6 months, before blending and aging for an additional 5 months.