Graham Beck The Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2010

Complex nose shows upfront tropical fruit, ripe pineapple, melon, peaches and honey flavours, lifted by a citrus element. Full and juicy palate with layers of ripe tropical fruit complemented by a long, clean, crisp and gripping aftertaste.

Good company for Alfresco lunches. Also great with grilled chicken or fish, rich pasta dishes and spicy food.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winery : Graham Beck
winemaker : Pieter Ferreira
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 13.63 % vol  rs : 6.31 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 6.02 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Low yielding, 40 - 45 year old bush vines on rolling hills exposed to south eastern winds, rain and lots of sunshine. Dryland vineyards planted on very deep soils.

about the harvest: 

The grapes were left to ripen fully to ensure the development of the rich and ripe flavours and complexity. Harvested during the last two weeks in February 2010 at 23° - 25° Balling.

in the cellar : Destalked, mash cooled with 8 - 12 hours skin contact and cool fermentation. A small percentage (5 - 10%) of the Chenin Blanc was fermented in French Oak barrels to generate an added dimension of richness.

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