Naude White 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Semillon
"In order to maintain the Naudé White style, I keep the same components, changing only the percentages according to what nature dictates that year. The 2009 vintage called for a reduction in the percentage of Chenin Blanc, while the Sauvignon Blanc, seeing its best vintage in ten years, and the Semillon, were increased to make up the majority of the blend. The wine shows the same tropical fruit intensity as the 2008 vintage, and ends in a lingering citrus finish, contributed by the Sauvignon Blanc. Wood: Part of the Chenin Blanc and Semillon was fermented in new French oak barrels for 3 weeks."Ian Naude
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Adoro Wines is one of the top producers of blended wines in South Africa. Winemaker Ian Naudé has been instrumental in establishing brands such as Linton Park and Dornier, and in the process, earned himself a reputation as one of SA's leading blending specialists. Adoro, in Latin, means "to adore", and the name represents the passion and commitment of the team to produce truly South African styled wines. Through blending, the winemaker has an opportunity to combine the quality of the soil and grape, with his wine making skill, to create a uniquely styled wine. In the case of Adoro, the focus is on combining the best qualities of New World wines, with the classic elegance and complexity of Old World wines. South Africa is blessed with such diverse climates and soil types across its winegrowing regions that it presents a blending specialist, such as Ian, with the opportunity to acquire the best grapes, from the best winegrowing areas across the country, to create his wines from. Each selection of varietal (cultivar) is harvested and vinified individually, providing Ian with a multitude of different styles and flavours to craft each wine according to its unique style. Using this method of blending results in a consistent style, although the components and the percentage of each, may vary from vintage to vintage. The philosophy, therefore, is to use the style as starting point, and then, to take what each vintage offers, to create the wine. This philosophy is applied to blending single varietal (cultivars) from different regions, as well as blending different varietals (cultivars) from different regions.