Fairview Chenin Blanc 1999

The grapes were harvested from 3 seperate farms in Paarl and Malmesbury. Most of the vineyards are dryland vush vines with low yields of between 4 to 6 tons/ha.
Chenin Blanc was harvested ripe at over 24degrees balling and whole bunch pressed before being barrel fermented. The wine was left Sur Lie for 6 months. Malolactic was curtailed by keeping the wine cool. The wine was stabilized before bottling.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ Chenin Blanc ]
winery : Fairview Wines
winemaker : Anthony de Jager
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.11 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 5.5l g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : The wine is drinking well right now, but will benefit from a year or twos cellering.

in the cellar : Pale golden straw in colour this Chenin Blanc has a bouquet iof dried pear, Golden Delicious apple and toasty hazelnut. The palate has intense rounded mouth feel, ripe pear opulence and a long finish. This wine can be enjoyed with a wide variety of different foods. It will compliment dishes prepared with tarragon and dill, and will be especially successful with pork or duck.

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