21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2014

Our wooded Chenin Blanc is rich and complex, and is created from vineyards that are over 40-years-old. These vineyards produce grapes with thicker skins, giving you a wine with intense flavour that also ages well.

SOIL

Soil: Oakleaf East facing Vineyards from the cool Tygerberg Hills. Proximity to ocean: 15 km

Tasting Notes

Soft aromas of dried apricots with an oak and vanilla undertow on the nose. White fleshed peaches, almond paste and windfall oranges on the palate.

Vinification

Grapes were hand-harvested in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled beforehand sorting, destemming and crushing. Skin contact was limited to 4 hours and the free run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation. The fermentation took place in 400 litre barrels. The wine matured for 14 months in French barrels: 46% new and 54% second fill.

Serving Suggestion

Crisp pork belly, duck breast with honey and spices or pickled fish.

AWARDS

Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin 2015
Veritas Gold 2015
Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge 2015
IWSC 2015 Silver Outstanding

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