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CHENIN BLANC

CHENIN BLANC

2017

Appellation:
Swartland
Varieties:
100% Chenin Blanc
Harvest date:
Mid February 2017
Yield:
8 ton/ha
Analysis:
Alc 12.9%
TA 6.1 g/l
pH 3.29
RS 2.7 g/l

Tasting notes

A refined and racy offering with vibrant aromas of green apple and tropical fruit. Its good minerality leads to a wonderfully fresh finish.

Drinkability

Perfect for enjoying right now on the patio.

Food pairing

Makes a fine partner for light fare such as fish, shellfish, white meat and salads, but is equally delightful on its own by the glass.

In the vineyard

The grapes are sourced from 30-year-old goblet vine that consistently produce superior quality grapes. They are harvested at different stages, resulting in sugars that range from 21.5 to 23.5 degrees Balling. Clones SN1061 and SN1064 are used. The vines, which are farmed without irrigation, are rooted on 99 Richter.

In the cellar

No oak was used. Fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks with natural yeasts and the wine was left on the lees for as long as possible before being bottled.

The vintage

The 2017 vintage was a cool, but dry growing season that followed an average winter with good rainfall for the grapes to ripen optimally.

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CHENIN BLANC

2015

Appellation:
Swartland
Varieties:
100% Chenin Blanc
Harvest date:
Mid February
Yield:
8 ton/ha
Analysis:
Alc 13.30%
TA 6.1 g/l
pH 3.29
RS 1.6 g/l

In the cellar

Fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks with natural yeasts. No oak was used. Wine was left on the lees for 6 months prior to bottling.

Bottling date

End of June 2015

Drinkability

Ready to drink right now. On the patio.

Vineyard

28-year old goblets consistently produce these superior quality grapes. Clones used are sn1061 and sn1064, rooted on Richter 99 and farmed without irrigation. The grapes were harvested at different stages, with sugars ranging from 21.5 – 23.5 degrees Balling.

Tasting notes

Refined and racy. A flinty wine that is redolent of green apple and tropical fruit. Good minerality leads to a fresh finish.

Food pairing suggestions

Enjoy by the glass, or pair with light fare such as fish, shellfish, white meats and salads.

General & vintage

2015 vintage was a cool but dry growing season.  It follows a good winter which gave enough water for the grapes to ripen optimally

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CHENIN BLANC

2014

Appellation:
Swartland
Varieties:
100% Chenin Blanc
Harvest date:
Mid February 2017
Yield:
8 ton/ha
Analysis:
Alc 13.30%
TA 6.1 g/l
pH 3.29
RS 1.6 g/l

In the cellar

Fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks with natural yeasts. No oak was used. Wine was left on the lees for 6 months prior to bottling.

Bottling date

31 July 2014

Drinkability

Ready to drink right now. On the patio.

Vineyard

28-year old goblets consistently produce these superior quality grapes. Clones used are sn1061 and sn1064, rooted on Richter 99 and farmed without irrigation. The grapes were harvested at different stages, with sugars ranging from 21.5 – 23.5 degrees Balling.

Tasting notes

Refined and racy. A flinty wine that is redolent of green apple and tropical fruit. Good minerality leads to a fresh finish.

Food pairing suggestions

Enjoy by the glass, or pair with light fare such as fish, shellfish, white meats and salads.

General & vintage

2014 was a tricky vintage with lots of rain during spring and summer – a challenge for the winemaker. This wine reflects the fact that with good skills, the winemaker can create great wines in difficult years.

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