The Full on Misfit blanc 2021 is a white blend of four different areas around the Northern West Coast of South Africa. Each of these areas are located in close proximity to the cold Atlantic ocean. This year the Full on Misfit is made up of 55% Colombard, 21% Chenin blanc, 19% Palomino and 5 % Chenel. All of them were picked early in the morning to preserve freshness and footstomped in an old basket press without the addition of any enzymes, except for a small amount of sulphur. They were naturally fermented and left to age on the gross lees for 8 months prior to being bottled unfiltered and unfined. Maturation took place in a blend of 228 liter and 500 liter 4th fill and older casks.
VINEYARDS: a Mix of old vine vineyards around the West Coast starting in Vredendal, Lutzville and Koekenaap.
TASTING NOTES: This wine shows notes of guava, peach, seaweed (kelp) and wet stone minerality on the nose with an intense saline mouthfeel covering the palate like an ocean wave, with orange peel and lime following afterwards. Very Fresh.
ALC: 12% TA: 7.6 RS: 1.9 pH: 3.24
94/100 Greg Sherwood MW