Five Generations Chenin Blanc 2015

Seven selected barrels were used to produce 600 cases. Delicate aromas of honey, lime zest, roasted nuts and peaches laced with sweet vanilla undertones. Well-integrated wood and ageing on the lees developed a full, rich palate with a smooth lingering finish. This Chenin Blanc is concentrated and structured for longevity. An elegant well crafted wine.


variety : Chenin Blanc | 100% Chenin Blanc
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Cederberg
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
NWC/Top 100 SA Wines '17: Double Gold - 2015 vintage
Decanter Wine World Awards '17: Silver - 2014 vintage
Veritas '16: Silver - 2014 vintage
SAWi Award '17 - Grand Gold
Novare SA Terrior Wine Awards '16 National: Top Chenin Blanc - 2014 vintage
Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards '16 District: Top Chenin Blanc - 2014 vintage
NWC Top 100 SA Wines '16: Double Silver - 2013 vintage
Platter’s SA Wine Guide’16: 4.5 star - 2013 vintage
Tim Atkin’15: 94 points - 2012 vintage
Decanter World wine Awards’15: Silver - 2012 vintage
Veritas’14: Silver - 2012 vintage
Platter’s SA Wine Guide’15: 4.5 star - 2012 vintage
Top 100 SA Wines’15 - 2012 vintage
Tim Atkin’14: 94 points - 2011 vintage
Robert Parker’14: 90 points - 2011 vintage
Platter’s SA Wine Guide’14: 4.5 star - 2011 vintage
Wine Spectator’13: 90 points - 2011 vintage
Veritas’13: Silver - 2011 vintage
Platter’s SA Wine Guide’12: 4.5 star - 2010 vintage
International Wine Review: 91 points - 2010 vintage
Veritas’11: Silver - 2010 vintage
Michelangelo Wine Awards '11: Silver - 2010 vintage

ageing : Drink now up to 2020

in the vineyard : Facing: South-west
Soil types: Glenrosa and Sandstone
Age of vines: 14 years, Cederberg ward
Vineyard area: 1.2ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigated: Supplementary
Clone: SN24/220 on Richter 99

about the harvest: Yield per hectare: 6.0 t/ha
Harvest date: 27 February 2015
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 23.5°B

in the cellar : 30 - 61 days at 12° - 13° C with selected yeast strains, barrel fermented, new fill 33%, 2nd fill 33%, 3rd fill 33% in 400l barrels, medium toast tight grain for 11 months, regular bâttonage 5% unwooded 2015 chenin, 10% viognier.

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