Chenin Blanc 2016

Seven selected barrels were used to produce 700 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 14% vol Sugar 3.8 g/l
TA 6.7 g/l pH 3.48
ACCOLADES
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '19 : 5 Stars - 2016 vintage
  • Veritas '18 : Silver - 2016 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '18 : 94 - 2016 vintage
  • Cederberg and Lambertsbaai Wards Terroir Awards : Top Chenin Blanc - 2016 vintage
  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show '18 : Bronze - 2015 vintage
  • Platter's Wine Guide '18 : 4.5 stars - 2015 vintage
  • Veritas '17 : Gold - 2015 vintage
  • Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge '17 : Top 10 - 2015 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '17 : 94 points - 2015 vintage
  • Cederberg and Lambertsbaai Wards Terroir Awards : Top Chenin Blanc - 2015 vintage
  • NWC/Top 100 SA Wines '17 : Double Gold - 2015 vintage
  • Decanter Wine World Awards '17 : Silver - 2014 vintage
  • Veritas '16 : Silver - 2014 vintage
  • Novare SA TWA '16 National : Top Chenin Blanc - 2014 vintage
  • Novare SA TWA '16 District : Top Chenin Blanc - 2014 vintage
  • NWC Top 100 SA Wines '16 : Double Silver - 2013 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '16 : 4.5 star - 2013 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '15 : 94 points - 2012 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '15 : Silver - 2012 vintage
  • Top 100 SA Wines '15 : Top 100 - 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: 2.34 ha
Yield per hectare: 6.0 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SN24/220 on Richter 99
Harvest date: 2 March 2016
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 23.5°B
Vinification: 30 – 61 days at 13 – 14°C naturally fermented in barrel, new fill 33%, 2nd fill 33%, 3rd fill 33% in 400l barrels, medium toast tight grain for 11 months, regular bâttonage, 10% viognier.
Optimum drinking time: Now to 2023

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