Chenin Blanc 2017

A fruity Chenin blanc filled with aromas of white pears and yellow apples with a hint of citrus. A crisp acidity that finishes off with a creamy palate due to extended lees contact. This wine should go well with creamy dishes and fresh summer salads.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 13.5% vol Sugar 3.0 g/l
TA 6.4 g/l pH 3.5
ACCOLADES
  • IWC (Tranche 1) '16: Silver - 2016 vintage
  • IWC '16: Bronze - 2015 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '16: Silver - 2015 vintage
VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION

Facing: North east
Soil types: Sandstone
Age of vines: 16 years
Vineyard area: 8ha
Yield per hectare: 9t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SN24/220 on Richter 99
Harvest date: 14-26 February 2017
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 22.5°B
Vinification: Reductive style, cold crush 8°C skin contact for 8 hours, pressing, settle for 4-6 days at 10°C. Fermentation for 24 days at 12°C with selected yeast strains. Lees contact for 5 months, tank bâttonage weekly.
Optimum drinking time: 1 - 3 years after release

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