Chenin Blanc 2020

Grapes are hand harvested early morning at 21-23.5 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 five to eight hours skin contact before a light pressing. Two days of juice settling followed by racking and addition of selected yeast. 10% of juice is fermented in 3rd and 4th fill 400L oak barrels for four months. Fermentation is at 11°C for approximately 24 days. Finally, the wine is further maturated on fine lees for additional four months with a monthly battônage of tank before the final blending and bottling.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 12.5% vol Sugar 3.4 g/l
TA 6.0 g/l pH 3.4
ACCOLADES
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '20 : Silver - 2019 vintage
  • International Wine Challnege - Tranche 1 '19 : Silver - 2019 vintage
  • IWSC '19 : Bronze - 2018 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '19 : Silver - 2018 vintage
  • IWSC '18 : Silver - 2018 vintage
  • 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: 16.44ha = 14 years and 8.5ha = 4 years
Planted: 8ha
Yield per hectare: 9t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SN24/220 on Richter 99
Harvest date: 20 - 26 February 2020

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