Hildenbrand Estate Chenin Blanc 2001

Made from 20 year old bushvine, loaded with fruit and rounded off with a touch of elegant oak, crisp and dry with long, lingering citrus following through.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Reni Hildenbrand
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 12.4 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 6.4 g/l  va : 0.3 g/l  
type : White  

in the vineyard : Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc
Soil Type: Glenrosa/Hutton
Rootstock: 101-14
Spacing: 1 x 3m
Trellising: Bushvine
Pruning: 2 bud
Yield: 4-5 tons/ha
Irrigation: Drip controlled by soil moisture measuring device

about the harvest: Picking date: 24-27 January
Grape Sugar: 19.6 - 21.9º Balling
Acidity: 8.3g/l
pH at harvest: 3.1

in the cellar : Yeasts: South African Yeast NT 116
Fermentation temperature: 16-24ºC
Method: Blend of 2/3 Unwooded and 1/3 Wooded

Unwooded: Destemming, No crushing Alcoholic Fermentation in Stainless steel tanks. No Malolactic Fermentation.

Wooded: Full bunch pressing. Alcohloic and Malolactic Fermentation in Barriques for 6 months in 2/3 second fill and 1/3 new French Oak.

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