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Tulbagh Mountain Vineyards Spectrum 2008 2008

Tulbagh Mountain Vineyards Spectrum 2008 2008
Coastal Region, South Africa

Community Score: 4.8/5
Community Reviews: 1
Alcohol: 13%
Drink: 2008-2011

Glenda rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:

Tulbagh is a wine district in the Coastal Wine Region of South Africa.TMV is run using a terroir driven approach and bio-dynamic farming methods.
Spectrum 2008 is a much lauded blend of Chenin Blanc 62%, Chardonnay 14% Grenach 9%, Rousanne 8% and Viognier 7%. The components were fermented seperately in old oak barrels and 600 liter Nomblot egg-shaped fermenters and only native yeasts were used. Malolatic fermentation was allowed and the wine was left on its lees without sulphur additions. After a year the wine was racked and blended. The result is natural richness and mouth feel as well as natural minerality. The palate is rich and complex with elegant layers of citrus, lime and vanilla flavours ending in a long, long finish.
Food matches are roast herb chicken or duck with orange or ginger sauce.
For me this is a superior quality wine.


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