68% Chenin Blanc, 22% Viognier, 10% Roussanne from Paarl, South Africa.
The grapes were all hand-picked, de-stemmed, lightly crushed and pressed before being fermented in stainless steel tanks. Only the “free run” juice was used and fermentation lasted for about 20 days. After 3 months of maturation on the lees the components were blended and the resulting wine was bottled.
The Little J wines are specifically made to match the hearty, bistro-style food that we serve at the Joostenberg Bistro. This wine is fresh, fruity and unpretentious. The perfect wine for warm, summer days. The grapes were sourced from the Agter-Paarl area (part of the Paarl appellation), which is well known for its old, un-irrigated, Chenin Blanc vineyards. Small portions of Viognier & Roussanne, from younger vines, added a touch of peachy and floral aromatics to the final blend.