Waitrose Chenin Blanc 2013

An aromatic fruity wine filled with aromas of pears and yellow apples with a hint of citrus zest. 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 13.0% vol Sugar 3.8 g/l TA 6.4 g/l pH 3.4

Decanter World Wine Awards ’14: Gold – 2013 vintage
International Wine Challenge ’13: Gold – 2012 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards ’12: Silver – 2011 vintage

Facing: North east
Soil types: Sandstone
Age of vines: 12 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: 11 – 14 March 2013
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; Fermented for 24 days at 12°C with selected yeast strains; 5 months lees contact; tank bâttonage weekly
Optimum drinking time: 1 – 3 years after release.

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