NGERINGA Altus NV- Dessert wine
Inspired by wines tasted during our travels through Tuscany, this is a divine oxidative style sweet wine. Made from estate grown Ngeringa fruit, predominantly Viognier and Pink Semillon, and smaller quantities of Pinot Gris and Gewürtztraminer. - Erinn Klein, Winemaker
A golden nectar; rich sweet and complex with concentrated notes of dried apricots, figs, prunes, cedar and burnt caramel. On the palate, the Altus has vibrant characters of raisin and honey, blended with hints of turkish delight and crème caramel. Lingering flavours, like the sweetest of memories, promise to keep your tastebuds smiling for hours.
The grapes are gently hand-harvested, placed on re-purposed timber drying racks (previously used on the Jurlique Herb Farms for drying herbs and flowers) and left for 3 to 6 weeks to double their sugar concentration by process of dehydration. The dried grapes are then pressed over several days, into an old French barrique, where they remain outside in the elements for five or more years, to allow for fermentation and oxidative maturation. The final product is lovingly estate bottled into 375ml bottles.
Wild fermentation, spontaneous malolactic fermentation, no temperature control. No fining. Estate bottled for your own special occasion.
We have changed direction slightly with our approach to this wine from a single vintage blend to a blend of multiple vintages. This blend was bottled in August 2022 and is a blend of vintages from 2014 to 2018.
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