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Chenin blanc

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2018


Cultivar:

Chenin Blanc

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14.00% alc vol
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 2-4 years
Origin: Swartland and Voor-Paardeberg Appellation: Western Cape

Tasting Notes:

Tropical fruit notes of green melon, necartine and apricot on the nose. There is more of the same when the wine hits the tongue - bright, lively and succulent with a subtle citrus pith and gravel element adding good contrast. It's tangy and fresh with a firm core and a defined, dry tail. An ideal summertime sipper. 

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Despite the continuing sever drought conditions in the Western Cape, the 2018 harvest yielded very healthy fruit with beautiful flavours and good acidity. Relatively cool conditions and intermittent rainfall during the growing season resulted in the harvest being 7-8 days later than the previous 3 vintages. Overall a very promising vintage, albeit that yields were significantly lower. 

The wine spent 7 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks, before being blended and bottled. 

The grapes were hand-picked during the early morning hours at optimal ripeness and transported to the cellar in refrigerated trucks. The fruit was both de-stemmed and whole-bunch pressed before the juice settled overnight. All parcels were kept separate and racked into fermentation with selected yeast strain cultures. The wine spent 2 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks, before being blended and bottled.

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