888 Chenin Blanc 2019

R3,750.00

Bottle Price R1250 | Case Price (3 Bottles) R3750

This is a rare Chenin Blanc for the select few. Only eight hundred and eighty-eight bottles produced each vintage and are individually numbered and registered.

Cultivar

100% Chenin blanc.

Characteristics

Full bodied white wine. Great food wine.

Tasting Notes

Intense nose of plum and ripe peach accompanied by notes of cracked almonds. These aromas carry through on a rich, multi-layered palate with a lingering, yet gentle, aftertaste.

In the Vineyard

Soil: Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist
Yield: 4.6 tons/Ha
Aspect: South-East facing bush vine

Harvest

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

Cellar Practices

Grapes were gently crushed and pressed. 100% barrel fermented and matured for 16 months in a new and a 2nd fill 300 litre French oak barrel. This wine was fermented with natural yeast to ensure that the uniqueness of our distinct terroir was revealed. Malo-lactic fermentation was not encouraged in order to protect the elegant varietal characters.

Ageing Potential

10 years after vintage.

Serving Temperature

Enjoyed best served at 14°C.

Analysis
Winemaker Adriaan Jacobs
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 3.4 g/l
Acidity 6.5 g/l
ph 3.19
Alcohol 14.33 %
Appellation Tulbagh

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