Protea Chenin Blanc 2014

Green apricot, pear drop and tangerine fruit aromas vie for prominence on a somewhat shy nose. Appealing in its refreshing vibrancy, the mouth has ample tangy, crisp and lively nectarine and apricot flavours. The mid-palate is fleshed out by a gentle leesy fullness that adds an extra dimension as well as length.


variety : Chenin Blanc | 100% Chenin Blanc
winemaker : Dawie Botha
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.12 % vol  rs : 1.4 g/l  pH : 3.38  ta : 5.6 g/l  va : 0.43 g/l  so2 : 136 mg/l  fso2 : 36 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : The grapes were selected from bushvine vineyards on our Riebeeksrivier property in the Swartland and also from the dryland bushvines from the Paardeberg area. The combination of these grapes gives you a full balanced wine with freshness and a very balanced natural acidity.

Rainfall: 995.17mm
Soil Type: Shale

about the harvest: The Chenin Blanc grapes were harvested by hand at 23.5° Balling with good harvesting conditions.
Average Temp: 18° C
Yield: 5ton/ha

in the cellar :  The grapes were 100% crushed, followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine was left on its primary lees in 90% stainless steel tanks and 10% in 600 French
oak barrels for 5 months, then bottled.

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