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Kanu Chenin Blanc 2017
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: John Grimbeek
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 13.50 %vol
pH : 3.45
RS : 5.5 g/l
Total Acid : 6.3 g/l
SO2 : 123 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Light
Taste : Fruity


Tasting Notes
Pale gold with green tinge. The nose oozes poached pears, white stone fruit, delightful elderflower and some tropical whiffs. The palate is characterised by tropical fruits, floral notes, hints of spice and stone fruit. A lively acidity balances the fruit, resulting in a crisp finish.
Blend Information
92 % Chenin Blanc, 8% Viognier
Food Suggestions
Ideal summers wine that pairs excellently with Waldorf salad, grilled seafood and sushi, or simply on its own.
About The Harvest
Date of Harvest: February - 11 March 2017
Type of Harvest: Hand harvest.
In The Cellar
After being lightly crushed the grapes were allowed skin contact for 8-12 hours after which the free run and pressed juices were separated. The free run juice was cold fermented at 12 - 15°C. The juice was inoculated with a selected yeast culture and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Reductive winemaking techniques were used to ensure minimal contact with oxygen, thus preserving the fruit character. The wine underwent lees contact for 3 months for added complexity and mouth feel. A small percentage of Viognier was blended into the wine for added complexity and mouthfeel. Natural grape concentrate was added to the wine for some residual sugar l. A light fining and stabilization was done on the wine prior to bottling.

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