Farmer Angus Organic Chenin Blanc
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Farmer Angus Organic Chenin Blanc

TASTING NOTE: This wine offers butterscotch, apricots, pineapple and hints of citrus on the nose. The rich, mouthwatering palate of citrus, caramel and honeycomb culminates in a lingering, crisp finish.

SERVE WITH: Enjoy with grilled chicken or seafood dishes.

APPEARANCE: Bright golden hue.

ANALYSIS:

Alc:

13.29 % vol

TA:

4.9 g/L

RS:

1.2 g/L

pH:

3.59

TSO2

87 mg/L


WINEMAKER: Tania Kleintjes

ORIGIN: Stellenbosch

SOIL & TERROIR:

At Spier Home Farm, the differences in altitude, aspect, solar radiation and wind exposure result 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. This 38-year-old vineyard has been biodynamically farmed to enhance the vines’ natural fauna and flora and accentuate the grapes’ intrinsic characteristics.

WINEMAKING:

The grapes were hand-harvested early in the season to utilise their natural acidity and later in the season to harness their aromas and flavours.

They were pre-cooled in the cellar, followed by meticulous hand-sorting of the bunches and whole-bunch pressing. The natural yeast flora completed alcoholic fermentation, which was temperature controlled in a combination of older French-oak barrels and ceramic eggs. Only the best barrels and eggs were selected at the end of the 10-month ageing on the lees for the final blend. A low-intervention approach was used throughout the winemaking process. To align with the biodynamic ethos, the wine was bottled unfiltered and unfined. It may deposit a sediment; this is natural.

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