Niel Joubert Chenin Blanc 2001

The ever so slight off-dry character of this wine provides a delightful fruitiness and "drinkability". Like a good book - hard to put down !


variety : Chenin Blanc | Chenin Blanc
winemaker : Ernie Leicht
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  ta : 5.5 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Very well received at the London International Wine & Spirit Fair 2001.

in the vineyard : Age of Vines: 12 years
Slope and Aspect: South slopes of Simonsberg
Soil: Kroonstad
Trellis type: 3 wire Perold and Bush vines
Pruning: 2 arms 5 spurs per arm
Yield: 6-7 tons per hectare
Irrigation: Supplementary drip - once in January only.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand on the 31 January 2001 at 25.0º Balling.

in the cellar : The must was fermented for 13 days at 12ºC. Skin contact was for 4 hours. There was no barrel maturation.

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