Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 2009

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 [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Tertius Boshof
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.67 % vol  rs : 5.8 g/l  pH : 3.33  ta : 6.7 g/l  va : 0.28 g/l  so2 : 143 mg/l  fso2 : 43 mg/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : 2009 brought on extended maturation period for the grapes on the vines due to a much cooler than usual January and February. This allowed for greater flavours to develop in the grapes leaving us with unique flavours and full and robust wines.

Vineyards
30 - 40 year old bushvines Bottelary Hills, Stellenbosch

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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