Tim Hillock, Chenin Blanc 2021

Tim Hillock, Chenin Blanc 2021

120 in stock

Tim Hillock, Chenin Blanc 2021

36,60 

120 in stock

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Tim Atkin

Tim Atkin is a UK-based Master of Wine (MW) and wine journalist with an international following.

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SKU WC110930-2021 Categories ,
VARIETAL: 100% Chenin Blanc
PRODUCTION: 2035 bottles
WINE OF ORIGIN: Swartland
VINEYARDS
The grapes, grown by my neighbour, come from two vineyards aged 39 and 33 years old. The vineyards are on the foot of the Kasteelberg mountain and soils are therefore predominately schist. Aspect is South-East (a cooler slope) which allows optimal phenolic ripeness without unpleasantly high alcohol levels.
WINEMAKING
Hand harvested at dawn into small crates and driven to the cellar by tractor. The grapes spent a few hours in the cold room after which they were whole-bunch pressed to a settling tank. The next morning the juice was transferred to barrel where natural fermentation occured. The wine spent 11 months in barrel on the lees.
MATURATION
11 months in a 1300L Stockinger foudre (4th fill) and one 400L barrel (9th fill).

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