The Altima vineyard is situated in Elandskloof, an isolated valley with a very cool climate in Overberg. The unique terroir produces wines with a high natural acidity and upfront aromas. Grapes are handpicked late February/early March, fermentation and wood maturation partly on a mix of new and used 300l French oak. 30% of the wine is unoaked. The wine spent 7 months on the lees.
Shy orange blossom bouquet, fresh and lively in the mouth with orange and citrus flavour cloaked with creamy vanilla. Complex, long and yet light and bright!
Superb with fish cooked in butter (e.g. sole meunière), roast chicken, poached salmon, seared scallops, mushroom risotto and caesar salad.
About the winery:
The history of L'Ormarins in Franschhoek dates back to 1694 when Huguenot Jean Roi planted 4000 vines beneath the jagged peaks of the Groot Drakenstein Mountains. Current owner is wine connoisseur Anthonij Rupert. The Cape of Good Hope Wines are made from some of the oldest South African vines, planted in the prime regions of Darling, Swartland and Elandskloof. Unique terroirs which give elegant and refined wines.
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