Made from the finest Chardonnay and Pardina grapes, Formentera White Ocean has a straw-yellow colour that expresses elegant aromas of citrus fruit, with a floral touch towards the finish.
On the palette, there is a distinct sensation of freshness accompanied with intense flavours of green fruit that stand out and persist. The well balanced acidity leaves a lasting, pleasant impression that tickles your taste buds.
The wine pairs well with pastas, white meats and fish – particularly shell fish.
The grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Durbanville and Paarl areas. The vines, situated some 120m to 160m above sea level and planted between 1984 and 1993, are grown in Tukulu and Oakleaf soils. Grafted onto nematode-resistant rootstock Richter 99, the vines received supplementary irrigation.
COLOUR Vividly yellow with hints of gold.
BOUQUET Abundant aromas of orange blossom, mango, honey, peach and apricot, ending with jasmine florality.
PALATE Rich honeyed apricot and peach with a slight nuttiness, bright acid lift and a light marmalade tang to counteract the sweetness.
A melody of classic white wine varieties which come together perfectly in every glass.
Aromas of passion fruit and citrus with hints of freshly-cut grass.
Medium-dry, crisp and generous with minerality and a fresh acidity.
The Chardonnay grapes were sourced from top-performing vineyards in Darling and Stellenbosch. These are known as cool climate winegrowing areas, offering the benefit of slower ripening of the grapes to achieve greater flavour intensity. The vines are grown in granite and sandstone soils, resulting in grapes with higher natural acidity, adding to the vibrancy, freshness and longevity of the wine. The vines, ranging in age from 12 to 17 years, and situated on mostly south to south-westerly facing slopes, received supplementary drip irrigation. Grafted onto phylloxera-resistant rootstocks, Richter 99 and 101, the vines yielded an average of 8 to 10 tons per hectare. The Albariño grapes came from Stellenbosch, the Chenin blanc from Swartland, and the Gewürztraminer from Paarl.