TGP White 2014 is a proud Grande Provence flag bearer

TGP White 2014 is a proud Grande Provence flag bearer
Grande Provence has just released the second vintage of its flagship TGP White 2014 –
a formidable blend of Chenin blanc and Viognier crafted from some of the oldest and most exceptional parcels of Franschhoek vines.

Ultra-elegant and sophisticated, dressed in a new embossed cotton paper label, the TGP White 2014 has big shoes to fill after the maiden 2013 vintage scored a whopping 95/100 in UK based Decanter Magazine last year. The wine is a triumph for winemaker Karl Lambour and attests to his sheer determination to produce exceptional wine from great vineyards.

“The combination of two special vineyard sites make up our superb signature white. Chenin blanc grapes come from an exceptional gnarled, 34 year old vineyard producing wonderfully concentrated but low yielding fruit on the mountain slopes of Franschhoek. For the Viognier component, we found a little block higher up the mountain. It gave such amazingly perfumed grapes that I had to keep it separate,” says Lambour.

The wine, comprising 60% Chenin blanc and 40% Viognier, is a pure expression of fruit and texture. Aged on the lees for 12 months in older French Oak bariques to preserve the essence of the blend, the 2014 vintage is full-bodied with upfront peach and floral aromas that follow through onto the palate, supported by well integrated oak.

It is superb with a fresh seafood platter, delicious steamed mosselpot or fresh crusty home baked bread with lashings of rich farm butter.

The Grande Provence White 2014 sells for R420 at the Grande Provence Tasting Room, and can also be found at leading wine shops and fine dining restaurants. For added convenience, this wine can be purchased online from www.grandeprovence.co.za. Purchases of 12 bottles or more qualify for free delivery anywhere in South Africa.

• Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food at The Restaurant and luxury accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale Villa in the Vineyards. Part of The Huka Retreats, Grande Provence also offers guests The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Sculpture Garden and The Shop. For more information visit www.grandeprovence.co.za, Facebook.com or Twitter @grande_provence.

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Issued by: GC Communications
Contact: Gudrun Clark
Tel: +27 +21-462 0520
Email: gudrun@gc-com.co.za
On behalf of: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
Contact: Suzanne van Dyk

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