Chenin Blanc 2018

A fruity Chenin blanc filled with aromas of white pears and yellow apples with a hint of citrus. 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.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 13.0% vol Sugar 3.1 g/l
TA 6.0 g/l pH 3.34
ACCOLADES
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '18 : Silver - 2017 vintage
  • IWC (Tranche 2) '18 : Bronze - 2017 vintage
  • IWC (Tranche 1) '16 : Silver - 2016 vintage
  • IWC '16 : Bronze - 2015 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '16 : Silver - 2015 vintage
VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION

Facing: North east
Soil types: Sandstone
Age of vines: 17 years
Vineyard area: 8ha
Yield per hectare: 9t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SN24/220 on Richter 99
Harvest date: 27 February - 8 March 2018
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. Fermentation for 24 days at 12°C with selected yeast strains. Lees contact for 5 months, tank bâttonage weekly.
Optimum drinking time: 1 - 3 years after release

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