Bellingham Homestead Series Chenin Blanc 2016

A pale gold wine with a platinum glow. Nuances of ripe stone fruit and buttered toast aromas on the nose. Charming layers of honey, marmalade and peaches on the palate with citrus-lime freshness.

Crisp crumbed fishcakes, richer fish dishes such as salmon en croute or even roast pork belly with a glazed applesauce. Drink at 9° - 11° C

variety : Chenin Blanc | 100% Chenin Blanc
winery : Bellingham Wines
winemaker : Niël Groenewald
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 4.5 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : cellaring for 2 - 5 years

Nestled between the slopes of the Groot Drakenstein mountains in the Franschhoek Valey, lies the Belingham Homestead. The Homestead Series brings homage to the Belingham approach to excelence, innovation and quality winemaking through region-specific sourcing of grapes and showcasing the most interesting varietals South Africa has to offer.

in the vineyard : Vintage
The 2016 vintage was one of the driest and hottest years we have experienced in ages. A dry winter followed with a dry summer and the tonnes per hectare were less. It did, however, result in small berries and great fruit concentration for the wines.

Vineyard
Terroir: Voor Paardeberg is known for its weathered Shale and distinctive granite outcrop, ideal for dry farming and home to older bush vine Chenin Blanc.
Climate: Paarl has long, warm summers similar to the Mediterranean climate and it is ideal for ripening varieties such as Shiraz and Chenin Blanc.

about the harvest: Grapes were handpicked in middle of February from 25-year-old dryland bush vines.

in the cellar : Whole bunch pressed and cold settled and naturally fermented in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels

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