Chenin Blanc 2015

2015 Dryland Vines Tasting Notes The wine exhibits captivating complexity with lime, citrus and marmalade, initially evident, followed layers of quince, pear, stone fruit, nectarines and elder flower. The wine is rich with creamy tones alluring hints of refreshing lime and lemon. Viticulture Made from a dryland trellised vineyard planted in 1974 – thus currently 44 years old. This vineyard yield around 2,8ton/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. Viniculture 100% Chenin Blanc. From a dryland vineyard planted in 1974 (41 years old). Harvested by hand in the early morning to obtain the best quality fruit possible. The grapes were chilled to 5°C to prevent oxidation prior to crushing. The chilled juice was settled for 48 hours with racking to a stainless-steel tank thereafter. The wine was aged for 10 months Burgundian French wood and bottled in June 2016. Serving Suggestions Serve chilled with a summer picnic, or as a great companion to fish, sea food (calamari, lobster, mussels & lemon butter prawns), poultry and fresh garden salads. Excellent with roast duck or vegetarian vegetable dishes. Lovely with soft white cheese. Will pair well with game birds. The wine does however have sufficient structure to pair well with lamb and pork. Awards Vitis Vinifera Wine Awards 2016 – Gold Medal NWC Top 100 Wines 2018 – Double Silver IWSC 2018 - Silver
Analysis
Vintage:
2015
Cultivar:
Chenin Blanc
Apellation:
Wellington
Alcohol:
13
PH:
3,45
Alcohol:
5,7
Sugar:
1,2
Oak:
500L French barrels
Ageing:
11 Months
Production:
4500 bottles
Terroir
Aspect:
West Facing
Trellising:
Perold System
Climate:
Cold winters, very hot summers
Rainfall:
450 - 600
Geology:
Decomposed Granite
Hectares:
1,5
Planted:
1974
Harvested:
February 2015
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