Private Cellar Chenin Blanc 2015

R175.00R5,250.00

Concentrated aromas of yellow fruit, pineapple and melon on the nose with nutty nuances that linger.

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Description

Cultivar

100% Chenin Blanc

Characteristics

Elegance, finesse, complexity and concentration of fruit – full bodied

Tasting Notes

Concentrated aromas of yellow fruit, pineapple and melon on the nose with nutty nuances that linger. Full-bodied, elegant creamy palate. Well balanced and alive with fresh acidity and long finish. Excellent ageing potential and superb versatility with a wide range of dishes completes this delicious wine.

In the Vineyard

Soil Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist
Aspect south-east
Trellis and bush vines

Harvest

Grapes were night harvested and picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 6.2 tons/ha

Cellar Practices

Grapes were gently crushed and pressed. 20% of the wine was cold fermented in tank to retain freshness and fruit , and the other 80% was fermented in 40% new French and Hungarian oak and 60% in 2nd and 3rd fill French and Hungarian oak 300 litre barrels. 30% of the barrel fermented wine was fermented with natural yeast. The wine was then aged for 11 months, blended and then bottled.

Ageing Potential

10 years after vintage at consistent temperatures between 14°C and 17°C.

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 14ºC.

Analysis
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 3.0 g/l
Acidity 6.7 g/l
ph 3.18
Alcohol 13.95 %
Appellation Tulbagh

 

 

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Quantity

Bottle, 1 Case, 2 Cases, 3 Cases, 4 Cases, 5 Cases