Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015

R275.00

Bottle Price R275 | Case Price (6 Bottles) R1650

Golden hued colour. Attractive complex nose with aromas of ripe melon and grapefruit, with a honey undertone.

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Description

Cultivar

100% Chenin Blanc

Characteristics

Full bodied white wine. Great food wine.

Tasting Notes

This is a true example of a classic Chenin Blanc where the nose shows attractive aromas of tropical fruit, apricot and hints of almond. The integrated wood spices compliment the fruit and brings structure to this refined wine. A well-balanced palate with an exotic sweet-sour tang ensures a long finish and lasting aftertaste.

In the Vineyard

Soil: Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist
Yield: 6.1 tons/Ha
Aspect: south-east
Trellis: 80% raised bush vines and 20% trellised (VSP)

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, 40% 2nd fill and 20% 3rd fill 300 litre French oak barrels. This wine was 100% naturally fermented. A maturation period of 16 months was needed before this wine could be racked and blended.

Ageing Potential

At least 12 years after vintage if stored between 14°C and 17°C.

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 14°C

Analysis
Winemaker Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 5.7 g/l
Acidity 6.1 g/l
ph 3.15
Alcohol 13.94 %
Appellation Tulbagh

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Quantity

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