Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 2008

This Chenin Blanc shows whispers of soft vanilla oak notes on the nose and some tropical fruits with an mineral palate of grape fruit and peardrop.

A great accompaniment to dishes such as smoked chicken salad on a warm summer’s day or thinly sliced carpaccio served on a bed of rocket with a lemon olive oil and black pepper dressing.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Tertius Boshof
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.0 % vol  rs : 5.0 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2008 Swiss International Wine Awards - Silver Medal
2008 Best Value Chenin Blanc: Wine magazine SA Value Challenge
in the vineyard : Vineyards: 30 - 40 year old bushvines Bottelary Hills, Stellenbosch

about the harvest: Due to a lot of rain during harvest, there was the risk of picking up rot in the grapes. We decided to harvest a little bit earlier than usual at 22º Balling.

in the cellar : 
The grapes were crushed, the juice allowed to settle and 20% were taken to 3rd and 4th fill barrels for fermentation. The other 80% were tank fermented. Both wines were kept on its primary lees for 5 months, blended and then bottled.

Time spent on lees: 5 months 20% in older French oak

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