Chenin Blanc 2016

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.

Alcohol 13% vol Sugar 2.7 g/l
TA 6.4 g/l pH 3.4
  • IWC (Tranche 1) '16: Silver - 2016 vintage
  • IWC '16: Bronze - 2015 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '16: Silver - 2015 vintage

Facing: North east
Soil types: Sandstone
Age of vines: 15 years
Vineyard area: 2.5 ha organic block
Yield per hectare: 8 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SN24/220 on Richter 99
Harvest date: 24 February - 3 March 2016
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 2 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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