National Wine Challenge 2020 – Double Silver
Veritas Awards 2018 – Bronze Award
Veritas Awards 2015 – Bronze Award
The vines, planted in 2015, thrive in deep red Karoo soils. They are trellised and under micro irrigation.
The grapes are harvested at night at optimum ripeness of approximately 22.5 ºBalling (Brix). In the cellar, only the free-run juice is selected and allowed to cold-settle for three days. The clean juice is then racked and taken to second and third-fill 300-litre French oak barrels for fermentation. After fermentation, the wine is left on the primary fermentation lees for up to six months, stirred once a week during the first couple of months, and then left to mature and settle naturally for the remaining period. Finally, the wine is racked, fined, and stabilized before bottling.
THE WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS
This is a dry, but fruity Chenin Blanc with intense aromas of dried apple, fresh citrus and a touch of oak spice. The palate is rich and creamy with a firm but balanced acidity, complemented by a smooth, lingering aftertaste.
FOOD PAIRING & SERVING SUGGESTION
Pair with any seafood or poultry dishes. Great with grilled fish!! Serve chilled (7-10ºC).
Residual Sugar: 4.2 g/l
Alcohol: 13.00 %
Acidity: 5.9 g/l
VA: 0.72 g/l
Total Extract: 27.0 g/l
Total SO2: 130 mg/l
Free SO2: 51 mg/l
Bottle volume: 750ml
Case size: 6 x 750ml
Pallet size: 90 x 6 x 750ml
Case weight: 7.67 kg
Closure: Stelvin (Screw-cap)