Deetlefs Chenin Blanc 1999

A soft/green appearance with a bright subtropical bouquet, ripe peach and fresh fruit flavours. A wine with zip and sparkle and good, crisp lime flavours and a long fine finish. It just keeps rolling along. A superb aperitif yet enough character to accompany a variety of dishes.

Soup: Bouillon and vegetable brothMeat: Pork, pickled meat and smoked kasslerFish: Simple fish dishes and KabeljouHerbs: White pepper, capers, parsley and dill chivesSide dishes: Potato salad, green or vegetable salad, mashed potatoes, green and white vegetables.

variety : Chenin Blanc | Chenin Blanc
winery : Deetlefs Estate
winemaker : Kobus Deetlefs
wine of origin : Rawsonville
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 3.46 g/l  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Excellent now, but portrays good development potential.

in the cellar : Grapes were picked at different stages of ripening. There was no wood maturation, instead the wine was left on lees after fermentation, without SO2 for 90 days. Various yeast strains were used.

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