STONEDALE CHENIN BLANC 2016

 Sd Chenin

VITICULTURE

Rietvallei Estate mostly comprise of calcareous (red clay & lime mix) soil. The Chenin Blanc vineyards are trellised and under irrigation and were established in 1970, 1977 and 1988.

WINEMAKING

The grapes are machine harvested early morning at approximately 20 °Balling (Brix). In the cellar only the free run juice is selected and after cold settling over night racked and transferred to stainless steel tanks. A special cultivated wine yeast is inoculated and the fermentation controlled at an average of 15 °Celsius till dry. The wine is then left on the lees for at least three months before bottling.

THE WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS

This is a very fruity but dry Chenin Blanc expressing fresh citrus flavours together with lovely floral aromas of dried apple and musk sweets. The palate is crispy as a result of a good balancing acidity, complimented with a lingering aftertaste.

FOOD PAIRING & SERVING SUGGESTION

A perfect partner for salads, seafood and Asian cuisine. Ideal for outdoor picnics and no need for a corkscrew, it’s screw-cap! Serve chilled (7-10°C).

WINE ANALYSIS

  • Residual Sugar: 4.2 g/l
  • Alcohol: 11.47 %
  • Acidity: 6.5 g/l
  • PH: 3.30
  • VA: 0.34 g/l
  • Total Extract: 26 g/l
  • Total SO²: 142 mg/l
  • Free SO²: 35 mg/l

PACKAGING DETAILS

  • Bottel volume: 750ml
  • Case size: 6 x 750ml
  • Pallet size: 120 x 6 x 750ml
  • Case weight: 7.42 kg
  • Closure: Stelvin (Screw-cap)
  • EAN 750ml Bottle Barcode: 6009673830017
  • UPC 750ml Bottle Barcode (USA only): 89673300063-5

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