Private Cellar Chenin Blanc 2016

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

Medium to full bodied white wine. Fruit driven food wine.

Tasting Notes

This wine has beautiful aromas of white peach, winter melon and quince on the nose, with whiffs of butterscotch. These aromas carry through onto a creamy palate that finishes with a lively acidity. Excellent ageing potential and superb versatility with a wide variety of dishes complete this irresistible package.

In the Vineyard

Soil: Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist
Yield: 5.8 tons/Ha
Aspect: south-east

Harvest

Grapes were night harvested; picked by hand to retain flavours.

Cellar Practices

Grapes were gently crushed and pressed. This wine was fermented in 40% new French and Hungarian oak and 60% in 2nd and 3rd fill French and Hungarian 300 litre oak barrels. 30% was fermented with natural yeast. Wine was aged for 11 months before racked and blended.

Ageing Potential

10 Years after vintage at consistent temperatures of between 14°C and 17°C

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 14°C

Analysis
Winemaker Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 3.3 g/l
Acidity 6.3 g/l
ph 3.21
Alcohol 14.4 %
Appellation Tulbagh

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Quantity

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