VARIETAL: 100% Chenin Blanc
ALCOHOL: 13.5 %
TOTAL ACIDITY: 7.0 g/l pH: 3,56
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.2 g/l
A new release of our popular lighter style Chenin blanc 2019. We make this wine from older Chenin blanc Vineyards that grow in the Paarl and Stellenbosch appellation.
We usually pick these grapes quite early in February.
We harvest everything by hand and we destem and crush. In some years some skin contact, usually overnight, is given to add to the mouthfeel and complexity of the wine. We are looking for something tropical and fresh showing with good enjoyment and drinkability.
After a 24 – 36 hour settling with enzymes we rack reductively and add a commercial yeast strain to do a clean and cool fermentation. This way we add maximum freshness and flavour. Fermentation temperatures peak at around 17 – 18 degrees and will usually last 2 – 3 weeks. We stick to our natural way of winemaking and we do not use any finings, like milk, kassein, pvpp or gelatin. Only little bit of sulfur is added before a sterile bottling in May.
Lovely fresh nose of hay, guava and pineapple immediately jump out of the glass. The palate is fresh with good fruits and ripe juicy acidity. Freshness is so important for this wine and therefore moderate alcohol levels are very important to us. A wine that shows exactly what modern day white wine making is all about.
Best to enjoyed 1 – 2 years after bottling.