Chenin Blanc 2021

Grapes are hand harvested early morning at 20-23.5 balling. Winemaking processing is done in reductive conditions with the use of dry ice and carbon dioxide gas. Grapes crushed at 8°C with approximately 5 - 8 hours skin contact before a light pressing. Two days of juice settling followed by racking and addition of selected yeast. Fermentation is at 11°C for approximately 24 days. Finally, the wine is further maturated on fine lees for additional 4 months with a monthly battônage of tank before the final blending and bottling.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 13.0 % vol Sugar 2.33 g/l
TA 6.08 g/l pH 3.5
ACCOLADES
  • SAWi Awards '17 - Top Ranking Chenin Blanc : 28th Position
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  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '20 : 4 stars - 2019 vintage
  • Veritas '19 : Silver - 2019 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '19 Report - 2018 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '19 : 4 Stars - 2018 vintage
  • Veritas '18 : Silver - 2018 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '18 : 90 points - 2018 vintage
  • Platter's Wine Guide '18 : 4 stars - 2017 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '17 : 90 points - 2017 vintage
  • Gold Wine Awards : Gold - 2017 vintage
  • Stephen Tanzer - USA '17 : 89 points - 2016 vintage
  • Veritas '16 : Silver - 2016 vintage
  • Wine Spectator Review '16 : 88 points - 2015 vintage
  • Wine Spectator Review '16 : 87 points - 2014 vintage
  • Stephen Tanzer '15 : 90 points - 2014 vintage
  • SAWi Awards '15 - Grand Gold Chenin Blanc : 93.0
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '14 : Four star - 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 vintage
VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION

Facing: South and west
Soil types: Glenrosa and Sandstone
Age: 6.5 ha - 14 years and 8.5 ha - 4 years
Planted: 14.94 ha
Yield per hectare: 8 - 9 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SN24/220 on Richter 99
Harvest date: 15 February - 12 March

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