Cederberg Chenin Blanc 2015

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 13.0% vol Sugar 2.9 g/l TA 6.5 g/l pH 3.4

ACCOLADES
Stephen Tanzer ’15: 90 points – 2014 vintage
SA Wine Index Awards ’15: Grand Gold Chenin Blanc (93.0)
Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’14: 4 stars – 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

VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION
Facing: South and west
Soil types: Glenrosa and Sandstone
Age of vines: 11 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: 13 February – 5 March 2015
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 20 – 23°B
Vinification: Light pressing, mainly free run juice, settle for 2 days at 10ºC,fermented for 24 days at 12ºC with selected yeast strains, 5 months lees contact and tank bâttonage weekly
Optimum drinking time: 1 – 3 years after release.

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