• Bruce Jack Wines, 'Off the Charts', Swartland, Viognier

Bruce Jack Wines, 'Off the Charts', Swartland, Viognier

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  • Country of origin:South Africa
  • Wine Type: Dry White Wine
  • Tasting Notes: An enticing and invigorating Viognier with aromatic and luscious notes of peach and apricot leading to a vibrant palate full of character and charm.
Nutrition details (per 125ml)
  • ABV12%
  • Calories83
  • Sugars0g
  • Carbohydrates0g
Each bottle saves you (vs standard average*):
  • Calories

    180.0

  • Sugars

    20.0g

*Statistics based from Drinkaware 2023 and Alcohol Health Alliance 2022
Suitable for Vegetarians
Suitable for Vegans
100% Gluten-free

Nutrition Facts


Serving size 125ml

Amount per serving

  • Calories 83
  • Total Sugars 0g
  • Alcohol by volume 12%
Product testimonial

Product Details

Producer Note
Bruce Jack Wines is made up of a small, dynamic team which aims to celebrate
authenticity and provenance, not just in the wine they craft, but in everything they do.
Head winemakers Bruce Jack and Marlize Beyers have worked together for over two
decades, since 2002, and both have extensive experience in many winemaking
regions around the world. Human culture started at the tip of Africa, despite it being ‘off the charts’, so it is fitting that something as culturally rooted as wine should thrive there, inspiring the ‘Off the Charts’ wine range, crafted from grape varieties and regions that are South Africa’s viticultural cornerstones. The labels draw inspiration from the
untamed majesty of the wilderness and the symbolic Basotho blanket. In 2023, Bruce
Jack featured for the fourth consecutive year in the World’s Most Admired Wine Brands,
an accolade awarded by the Drinks International.


Vintage
Generally, winter was dry and warm with bud break occurring early, around seven to 10
days earlier than usual. Spring and early summer growing conditions were favourable,
with abundant rains just before véraison helping fruit quality. A cool and wet summer
prolonged ripening and harvest. The Swartland region benefited from the absence of
heatwaves, resulting in good quality fruit, albeit slightly lower quantity in 2023.


Vineyard
The Viognier vineyards lie at the heart of Swartland at elevations ranging from 60 to 300 metres above sea level. Nestled in ancient sandstone and shale soils, the vineyards
benefit from a unique combination of factors. The region experiences scorching, dry
summers followed by cool, wet winters, creating an environment that maximizes the
development of flavours and aromas in the grapes. Viognier is very well suited to the
dry-land conditions of the Swartland and thrives in the microclimate. The ample
sunshine and warm temperatures during the growing season allow the grapes to fully
ripen and develop their characteristic fragrant flavours and aromas. The vineyards are
sustainably cultivated and the grapes are hand-harvested.


Winemaking
To ensure a medley of layered fruit flavours and aromatic freshness, a specific
approach was employed in the in the cellar by working exclusively with free-run juice,
followed by slow and controlled fermentation at low temperatures. 47% was barrel fermented and matured in neutral oak for four months, while 53% was fermented in
stainless steel tanks and aged on the fine lees in tank to retain the vibrancy of the fruit.


Tasting Note
An enticing and invigorating Viognier with aromatic and luscious notes of peach and
apricot leading to a vibrant palate full of character and charm.


Grape
Viognier 100%

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