Simonsvlei White Port 1998

An unique product made from well known Chenin Blanc grapes - one of the most widely planted varietals found in South Africa. A blend of good fruit and wood flavours which should develop and soften with time.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Philip Louw
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 16.8 % vol  rs : 57.0 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 4.61 g/l  va : 0.47 g/l  so2 : 104 mg/l  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : Age of vines: 12-18 years
Rootstock: Varies
Soil: Granite scale
Trellis system: Bush vine
Irrigation: None

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand in March.
Yield: 6-8 Tons per hectare

in the cellar : Crushing: Crush & destalk
Type of tanks: Stainless Steel tanks
Fermentation: On skin for 3 days, fortify with 83% Vol brandy spirits
Barrel ageing: 1 year in 225 liter French oak on lees
Malolactic: None
Fining: None
Filtration: Kieselghur
Stabilisation: None

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