100% Chenin Blanc
The dry 2015 weather led to one of the healthiest seasons in years
with very little loss. Warm weather resulted in earlier bud break and a
dry and windy summer regulated growth accelerateing ripening. Wines
were above average in quality with exceptional analysis and flavour.
From 30-40 year old dry land bush vines in the Swartland region.
Grapes were handpicked in the fresh hours of the early morning in
18kg lug boxes.
Extensive bunch sorting formed part of the quality management
process. The grapes were whole bunch pressed with no sulphur added
and barrel fermented for 14 days. Maturation took place in French
barrels for 10 months with 60% in 400 litre barrels and 40% in
2500 litre Foudre barrels. No batonage or malolactic fermentation took
place in order to retain freshness.
WINE OF ORIGIN
Swartland, South Africa
Residual Sugar: 1.7 g/1 Total Acidity: 6.3 g/1
pH: 3.28 Alcohol: 14.3%