- Excelsior Chardonnay 2016
- Excelsior Sauvignon Blanc 2016
- Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
- Excelsior Merlot 2015
The nose shows hints of peach, lemons and orange blossom backed up by a touch of oak. The palate is fresh and creamy with great length from the acidty.
Excelsior Sauvignon Blanc
Grapes are harvested by hand for greater quality control. The grapes were immediately destemmed and cooled. Skin contact was maintained for 6 hours, and then the grapes were carefully pressed in order to avoid bitter phenols. The wine was then cold fermented for 15 days at temperatures between 12 and 15⁰ Celsius. Lees contact was maintained for 3 months in order to give greater fullness to the final wine. The various components were blended after ageing
Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon
The most planted variety at Excelsior. Vines vary in age from 5 – 20 years. Water stress is used to produce tiny, concentrated berries.
Merlot has a tendency towards green flavours and tannins, so canopy management practices like shoot removal and green harvesting are used to produced and evenly ripened crop.