Chenin Blanc 2016

The Cederberg style Chenin Blanc offers beautiful layers of melon, grapefruit and fleshy white pear. Five months lees contact ensured a mouth coating creaminess on the palate with a lively crisp acidity to finish off. Altitude vineyards make this Chenin Blanc truly unique. This wine will be well suited to creamy dishes as well as light summer lunches.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 13.5 % vol Sugar 2.4 g/l
TA 6.0 g/l pH 3.4
ACCOLADES
  • Veritas '16: Silver - 2016 vintage
  • Wine Spectator Review '16: 88 points - 2015 vintage
  • Wine Spectator Review '16: 87 points - 2014 vintage
  • Stephen Tanzer '15: 90 points - 2014 vintage
  • SA Wine Index Awards '15: Grand Gold Chenin Blanc (93.0)
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '14: Four star - 2013 vintage
  • Robert Parker '14: 89 points - 2013 vintage
  • Michelangelo Wine Awards '13: Gold - 2013 vintage
  • SAA Business Class Selection’13: - 2012 vintage
  • Michelangelo Wine Awards’12: Gold - 2012 vintage
  • Veritas’12: Gold - 2012 vintage
  • SAA Business Class Selection’12 : - 2011 vintage
  • Veritas’11: Gold - 2011 vintage
  • Veritas’10: Double Gold - 2010 vintage
VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION

Facing: South and west
Soil types: Glenrosa and Sandstone
Age of vines: 12 years
Vineyard area: 6.5 ha
Yield per hectare: 7 - 8 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SN24/220 on Richter 99
Harvest date: 24 February - 9 March 2016
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 20 – 23ºB
Vinification: Light pressing, mainly free run juice, settle for 2 days at 10ºC, fermented for 24 days at 12ºC with selected year strains, 5 months lees contact and tank bâttonage weekly.
Optimum drinking time: 1 – 3 years after release

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