premier chenin blanc

 

Chenin blanc NV (L)

A typical Chenin Blanc with ripe tropical fruit aromas, especially guava and pineapple, complemented by whiffs of lemon. Good balance of fruit and acidity, followed by a fresh, zesty finish. Enjoy with pasta, Mediterranean vegetables, salads or seafood. Great on its own.

 

Tasting Notes

Explosive   tropical fruit, with distinctive pineapple, guava and kiwi, make this   achiever an exceptional varietal for any occasion.

 

Enjoy With

White meat, Mediterranean roasted vegetables, pasta, salad or seafood.

 

Wine Of Origin

Western Cape

 

Geography

Western Cape Province of South Africa – Paarl and surrounding areas. Cold wet winters, hot dry summers.

 

In The Vineyard

East-facing   vineyards which are all bush vine   plantings. Planting density at 1,2 x 2,7 metres. Basic canopy-, yield-,   and crop management, additional watering after veraizon. Harvesting from   mid-February to mid-March.

 

The Harvest

YIELD: 8 – 10 t/haBALLING AT HARVEST: 23,5 – 24°B

 

In The Cellar

Fermentation   in stainless steel tanks @ 10 – 12°C for 10 to 15 days. Destalked,   fermented, filtered, cold stabilized and Kieselghur filtrated. No   maturation or wood treatment.

 

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

 

Technical Analysis

Winemaker Ryan Puttick
Alcohol 13% Vol
pH 3.3
Residual Sugar 4.50 g/l
Total Acid 5.86 g/l
Volatile Acid 0.34 g/l
S02 45 mg/l

 

Characteristics

Type White
Style Dry
Taste Tropical Fruit Guava/Pineapple