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Muratie Laurens Campher Blended White 2022
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Muratie Laurens Campher Blended White 2022

Original price was: R250,00.Current price is: R150,00.

For all its freshness, elegance and focus, the wine’s flavours are complex and intense, ranging from bright lemon, fresh pineapple, apricots and juicy nectarine to more concentrated lime marmalade as well as caramel and cream (which you receive as a result of the barrel fermentation and 11 months of maturation in mostly older French oak). On the palate the initial impression is floral (heady honeysuckle) finishing with white peaches and apricots, with hints of citrus and a fresh acidity – great persistence promising enjoyment over at least five years.

Specifications

SKU: MUR-006
Alcohol Volume: 14.32%
Sugar G/L: 3.4
Food Pairing: Seafood, Spicy Food, Vegetables

More Information

In the cellar

Medium bodied, with a sturdy backbone, this uniquely South African white blend is made in Campher’s honour, combining predominantly Chenin Blanc (45 %) with smaller amounts of Sauvignon Blanc (32 %), Verdehlo (19%), and Viognier (4%). Components were vinified separately, then meticulously blended after judicious oaking in a combination of new and older 500 L French Oak barrels (11 months). 30% underwent MLF ensuring a softer acidity - it’s truly a labour of love.

In the vineyard

At Muratie we implement various vineyard practices during and after the growing season to ensure optimal growth and yield. Practices include green pruning, fertilisation after the growing season and the growing of cover crops during the winter months. This wine is made from meticulously sourced grapes from different sites and slopes. Vineyards vary in age from 10 – 15 years old.

Ageing

This wine can be enjoyed now, however, it can be aged for three to six years to allow the flavour to further develop.

Cultivar

Chenin Blanc (45 %) Sauvignon Blanc (32 %), Verdehlo (19%), and Viognier (4%).

Food Pairing

This wine pairs beautifully with pan fried kingklip, coconut curry, quince chutney, pickled cumquats and cauliflower.

Awards and Recognition

Scored 93 / 100 Points - Tim Atkin Report 2021

Double Gold Veritas 2022

About the Wine Estate

Muratie is a historic wine farm in the Simonsberg ward. Owned by the Melck family since 1763, at Muratie they take pride in offering hand crafted wines, instructive and tutored tastings, home cooked food, and challenging mountain bike tracks all in a stunning setting. At Muratie, the passion for preserving their rich heritage, and the wonderful human stories that are woven into the very fabric of our history, are matched only by the way in which they produce their fine wines. The wine industry has evolved rapidly in recent years, bringing with it some necessary advances and, sadly, losing at times some of the skill that makes winemaking the enigmatic endeavor that sets it apart in a modern world of mass production. At Muratie they are at pains to balance this blend of tradition and evolution to ensure that they continue producing the same classic wines for which they have become internationally renowned for. Muratie still handpicks all their grapes as they believe this gives them a better understanding of the quality of the harvest even before they start extracting the juice. Not content with that, they then hand select the grapes on a sorting table - ensuring that only the best bunches are used in the winemaking. Even the way they extract the juice is considered. A 3-ton open pneumatic bed presses the grapes, using a rubber membrane. They believe this is the gentlest method, avoiding mechanical crushing and grinding of the skins and seeds. Throughout the process - from fermenting to bottling - they use a balance of winemaker's intuition, time-honored processes and contemporary best practice. Even the vineyards themselves are kept pest-free by ever-vigilant flocks of ducks and geese, avoiding the need for environmentally insensitive pesticides. If you wish to witness how wine is made in the truest sense, you are invited to visit them at the farm.

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