Cederberg Chenin Blanc 2015

The Cederberg style Chenin Blanc offers beautiful layers of melon, grapefruit and fleshy white pear. Five months lees contact ensured a mouth coating creaminess on the palate with a lively crisp acidity to finish off. Altitude vineyards make this Chenin Blanc truly unique.

This wine will be well suited to creamy dishes and light summer lunches.

variety : Chenin Blanc | 100% Chenin Blanc
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Cederberg
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
Stephen Tanzer’15: 90 points - 2014 vintage
SA Wine Index Awards’15: Grand Gold Chenin Blanc (93.0)
Platter’s SA Wine Guide’14: Four star - 2013 vintage
Robert Parker’14: 89 points - 2013 vintage
Michelangelo Wine Awards’13: Gold - 2013 vintage
SAA Business Class Selection’13 - 2012 vintage
Michelangelo Wine Awards’12: Gold - 2012 vintage
Veritas’12: Gold - 2012 vintage
SAA Business Class Selection’12 - 2011 vintage
Veritas’11: Gold - 2011 vintage
Veritas’10: Double Gold - 2010 vintage

ageing : Optimum drinking time: 1 - 3 years after release

in the vineyard : Facing: South and west
Soil Type: Glenrosa and Sandstone
Age & origin of vines: 10 years, Cederberg Mountains
Vineyard area: 6.5ha
Trellised: Extended Perold 6 wire
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SN24/220 on Richter 99.

about the harvest: Yield/ha: 7 - 8t/ha
Harvest Date: 13 February - 5 March 2015
Degree Balling at harvest: Early morning and hand harvested at 20° - 23° Balling

in the cellar : Vinification: Light pressing Settle for 2 days at 10° C
Fermentation: 24 days at 12° C with selected yeast strains
Lees contact: 5 months contact and tank bâttonage weekly

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