Vintage Selection Chenin Blanc 2017
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Vintage Selection Chenin Blanc 2017

R78,00

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WINEMAKER:
Jacques Erasmus

ORIGIN:
Swartland

TERROIR / SOIL:
Soils: Deep Hutton soils

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Dryland, trellised vines with a low yield produce the grapes for this wine. The fruit was harvested at the beginning of March.

WINEMAKING:
Grapes were hand-harvested in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled before-hand sorting, destemming and crushing. Skin contact was limited to four hours. The free-run juice was drained off to settle overnight before inoculation. 50% of the juice fermented in 300L French oak barrels. The balance of the blend fermented in stainless-steel tanks. The wine spent six months on lees before bottling

ANALYSIS:

Alc:

14.35 % vol

TA:

6.5 g/L

RS:

4.3 g/L

pH:

3.39

APPEARANCE:
Pale gold with a lemon rind rim.

TASTING NOTE:
Fresh aromas of white peach, citrus, quince and honey blossom. The palate rewards with generous fresh fruit and a lively acidity on the finish.

SERVE WITH:
Ideal with Asian dishes, spicy seafood and lightly smoked chicken.


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