Five Generations Chenin Blanc 2013

This wine was produced from a single vineyard block. Nine selected barrels were used to produce 360 cases. Delicate aromas of honey, lime zest, roasted nuts and peaches laced with sweet vanilla undertones. Well-integrated wood and ageing on the lees developed a full, rich palate with a smooth lingering finish. This Chenin Blanc is concentrated and structured for longevity. An elegant well crafted wine.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 13.45% vol Sugar 3.9 g/l TA 6.3 g/l pH 3.5

ACCOLADES
Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’16: 4.5 stars – 2013 vintage
Tim Atkin ’15: 94 points – 2012 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards ’15: Silver – 2012 vintage
Veritas ’14: Silver – 2012 vintage
Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’15: 4.5 stars – 2012 vintage
Tim Atkin ’14: 94 points – 2011 vintage
Robert Parker ’14: 90 points – 2011 vintage
Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’14: 4.5 stars – 2011 vintage
Wine Spectator ’13: 90 points – 2011 vintage
Veritas ’13: Silver – 2011 vintage
Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’12: 4.5 stars – 2010 vintage
International Wine Review: 91 points – 2010 vintage
Veritas ’11: Silver – 2010 vintage

Michelangelo Wine Awards ’11: Silver: 2010 vintage

VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION
Facing: South west
Soil types: Glenrosa and Sandstone
Age of vines: 12 years
Vineyard area: 1.2 ha
Yield per hectare: 6.0 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SN24/220 on Richter 99
Harvest date: 12 March 2013
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 23.5°B
Vinification: 30 – 61 days at 12 – 13°C with selected yeast strains, barrel fermented, new fill 33%, 2nd fill 33%, 3rd fill 33% in 400l barrels, medium toast tight grain for 11 months, regular bâttonage 12% unwooded 2014 chenin, 11% viognier
Optimum drinking time: Now to 2018

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