Chenin Blanc 2019

R1,500.00 excl. VAT / case
R250.00 / bottle

Clear medium lemon in colour. The nose shows beautiful layers of candied citrus, lime and lemon, ripe pear, quince, fresh peach and honeysuckle. The palate is soft and elegant with flavours of star fruit, honeydew melons and lime, and finishes with a salty minerality and a touch of nuttiness.
SKU: 6009-900-327-105-19 Category:
Tasting Notes Clear medium lemon in colour. The nose shows beautiful layers of candied citrus, lime and lemon, ripe pear, quince, fresh peach and honeysuckle. The palate is soft and elegant with flavours of star fruit, honeydew melons and lime, and finishes with a salty minerality and a touch of nuttiness. Viticulture Made from a dryland trellised vineyard planted in 1974 – thus currently 44 years old. This vineyard yield around 2,ton/ha, making the grapes and the wine extremely expensive. Very low yield of exceptional fruit. The vineyard face Northwest, with decompose granite (extremely old) soil. The soil, adds to the minerality in the wine. Wellington has been experiencing extreme drought for the last 3-4 years. One of the reasons for the low yield. We get 44 degree temperatures in summer, a huge challenge when growing white cultivars, without any water. Viniculture 100% Chenin Blanc. From a dryland vineyard planted in 1974 (46 years old) which is certified as a Heritage Vineyard. Harvested by hand at 22,5 B° in the early morning to obtain the best quality fruit possible. The grapes were whole- bunch pressed, settled and fermented in a combination of 500L barrels (natural ferment), with the balance in stainless steel tanks.33% of the wine was aged in 2nd fill 500L French oak barrels for 14 months. Serving Suggestions Serve with roast duck confit and orange sauce. Also delicious with crayfish, langoustines, sushi and line fish carpaccio or gnocchi with green peas and almonds. The wine will also complement a citrus tart or nutty nougat. Awards Veritas 2020 - Gold, Tim Atkin Report 2020 - 90 Points, Gilbert & Gaillard 2020 - 91 Points
Analysis
Vintage:
2019
Cultivar:
Chenin Blanc
Apellation:
Wellington
Alcohol:
13 % vol
PH:
3,51
Total Acidity:
5,7 g/l
Sugar:
2,1 g/l
Optimum Drinking:
From 2020
Oak:
33% wooded, 2nd fill 500 L barrels 14 months
Ageing:
14 months
Production:
1801 bottles
Terroir
Aspect:
Southwest Facing
Trellising:
Perold System
Climate:
Cold winters, very hot summers
Rainfall:
450 - 600 mm/year
Geology:
Decomposed Granite
Hectares:
1,5 ha
Yield:
2,8 tons/ha
Planted:
1974
Harvested:
March 2019