This is a 100% Chenin blanc from a single 34-year-old bush vine vineyard in the Stellenbosch growing on slate soils.
This wine has a vibrant pale straw colour. The nose of this wine has subtle aromas of fresh white peach, lemons zest and perfumed citrus blossom. There are hints of fresh brioche and toasted almonds. The wine enters the palate with all these fresh subtle fruit and floral notes evident on the nose but leads to a surprisingly rich mid-palate and pithy texture towards the finish. The finish is vibrant, fresh and lingering. This wine has perfect balance and poise.
This wine is a perfect accompaniment to grilled fish and chicken dishes.
This is 100% Chenin Blanc from a single 34-year-old bush vine vineyard in Stellenbosch growing on slate soils.
The grapes were harvested at around 23 brix on the 2nd March. The grapes are picked into small grape crates and put in a cold store overnight. The grapes are whole bunch pressed the next day and the juice settled overnight before being taken to 400L old French barrels for fermentation. The fermentation is allowed to start naturally and once completed the wine is topped and matured sur lie for 9 months with regular lees stirring. Only small amounts of SO2 was used in the making of this wine. This wine is bottled without fining or filtration.
One 400L barrel was bottled in December 2019. Only 520 bottles were produced.
- pH: 3.29
- TA: 5.60 g/l
- RS: 1.7 g/l
- Alc: 14.0 % by vol.
This wine drinks well on release but will reward with cellaring for up to 10 years from harvest.
Chenin Blanc – Stellenbosch
|ALTITUDE:||350 metres above sea level|
|ROW DIRECTION:||Not applicable|
|SOIL TYPE:||Slate soils|
|PLANT DENSITY:||3000 vines per hectare (1.2m X 2.7 m spacing)|
|CROPPING:||9 tons/ha or 58 hl/ha|
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