FARM HOUSE ORGANIC CHENIN BLANC 2018
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FARM HOUSE ORGANIC CHENIN BLANC 2018

WINEMAKER:
Tania Kleintjes

ORIGIN:
Stellenbosch

TERROIR:
At Spier Home Farm the differences in altitude, aspect, solar radiation and wind exposure results in significant mesoclimate differences over short distances. This, coupled with variations in soil (mainly Escourt/Pinedene transitioning to Cartef), creates a terroir that ensures full and complex wines with unique character and style.

WINEMAKING:
The organically grown grapes used in the Spier Farm House Organic Chenin Blanc were hand-harvested early in the morning in 8kg lug boxes and pre-cooled. Sorting by hand followed. A low-intervention approach was used throughout the winemaking process. The natural yeast flora of the grapes completed the fermentation in 300-400L French barrels in a temperature-controlled environment. Throughout the fermentation and after, the barrels went through strict barrel selection so that only the best ones were chosen to go into the final product.

ANALYSIS:
Alc 13.55 %vol
TA 5.2 g/L
RS 2.3 g/L
pH 3.60

APPEARANCE:
Rich golden hue.

TASTING NOTE:
A lovely bouquet of citrus marmalade. Honeycomb, minerality and subtle pear follows on the silky smooth palate which has a long, aromatic finish.

SERVE WITH:
Enjoy with grilled chicken or seafood dishes such as crab, prawns or grilled snoek. It also is a perfect match for pork belly and oven-roasted butternut.





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