Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2019 – Price Per Bottle

R400.00

Tasting Notes:

Pale gold with almost translucent green tinged rim. Initially shy on the nose but in contact with oxygen, multi-layered nose of citrus peel, freshly cut mango, peach kernel , mandarin and hints of spearmint. Powerful entry onto the pallet with nuances of stone fruit, a wet pebble minerality and mouth coating vanillins. A certain degree of waxiness attributed to Malolactic Fermentation in barrel. A fresh line of acidity keeps the wine in balance. The palate is left with a long finish calling for contemplation on this most rewarding cultivar. This wine will benefit from cellaring, should temptation be conquered.

This Old Vine Chenin was made with minimal interference, including natural fermentation and no fining, and as such, harmless crystals may precipitate in the bottle over time.

Suggested Food Pairing:

Serve at 15–18°C. Rolled pork loin stuffed with wild fennel and mushroom.

Category: Product ID: 2174

Description

Winemaking Practice:

The grapes were picked at two ripeness levels ensuring good natural acidity and a variety of flavour nuances. The grapes were carefully hand sorted before being whole bunch pressed and allowed to settle overnight in tank. The juice was split between seasoned 400 L French oak barrels and a stainless steel tank. A quantity of fine lees was added to barrels and tank to provide nutrients and wild yeasts for the natural fermentation process. During the maturation the barrels were rolled once a week to ensure constant contact between wine and lees, gaining complexity in the process. The lees and wine in tank also regularly mixed with gas to promote complexity and integration. The wine matured in tank and barrels for 10 months before a light filtration and bottling.

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