Franschhoek Cellar Chenin Blanc 2007

2008 Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards – Seal of Approval
This wine offers alluring flavours and aromas of green apple. On the palate, it is fresh and zesty, with a lingering herbaceous taste. This Chenin Blanc is the perfect refresher and light food wine, giving way to a crisp a dry taste.

Ideal for easy drinking on its own or with a light meal. It will suit grilled fish and would go particularly well with salads.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 85% Chenin Blanc, 15% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Stephan Smit
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13 % vol  rs : 4.43 g/l  ta : 5.79 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

2008 Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards – Seal of Approval

ageing : Enjoy within two years of vintage

in the vineyard : Grapes originated from Franschhoek Region.
Vines are mostly Bush Vines.
Average of vines: 15 years

about the harvest: Selected vineyards are hand-picked in the early mornings when the grapes are cool, and brought in before 11h00. At harvesting, sugar levels were between 19° and 22° B.

in the cellar : The whole process is done reductively i.e. reducing exposure to oxygen. After destalking and chilling, flavour extraction is achieved by 8 - 10 hours skin contact. After separation from the skins, the juice is settled overnight. Clear juice is racked from the lees to a fermentation tank and inoculated with active dry yeast. Fermentation is at about 10° - 13° C to maintain the flavours. The wine is allowed to ferment dry, and then racked from the lees, stabilised and filtered to be ready for bottling.

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