Holden Manz Wine Estate, known as Franschhoek’s hidden gem, is located in the southernmost corner of the stunningly beautiful Franschhoek Valley.
The 22 hectare Estate is owned by the Anglo-German Holden-Manz family since 2010.
75kW of solar panels provide electricity and a 40,000 litre roof water collection system supplements the underground water supply, hence the winery’s motto “Tread Lightly”.
The grapes for this white blend were hand selected by the Cellar Master from a variety of locations in Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Wellington and Paarl.
They combine magnificently to produce a rounded, well-balanced wine. Grapes were harvested in separate pickings, adding to the complexity. Berries were hand selected in the cool of the early morning. Prior to the blending, the individual components were vinified separately using indigenous yeasts in a variety of containers including 225 and 500 litre French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. This wine delivers a naturally fresh, creamy and crisp
12 month’s lees contact adds a creaminess and complexity, presenting an appealing full mouth and length. Elegant flavours of citrus and white blossom, knit with a minerality, some salinity and complex acidity provide a long, smooth finish.
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