Boschendal Classic Rachelsfontein Chenin Blanc 2017

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On the nose: Exotic mango, peach and pineapple aromas with hints of limey citrus.
Palate: A beautiful fruit core of elegant peach-infused citrus characteristics with a hint of honey-glazed nuts. A well-balanced, full-bodied wine with a long, lingering finish.


variety : Chenin Blanc | 100% Chenin Blanc
winemaker : Lizelle Gerber
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 5.0 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : White  style : Off Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : The grapes used in this wine were picked from 28-year-old bush vine vineyards with low yields and good quality fruit. The moisture stress in the vineyard resulted in tiny berries, allowing for concentrated flavours in the wine. The grapes were sourced from an area renowned for top quality Chenin. Most of these vineyards were established on Clovelly and Avalon soils.

about the harvest: The grapes were hand-picked at full ripeness. Harvesting took place during mid-morning. The average sugar content of the grapes was around 22º - 23° Balling, allowing for ripe, and full bodied wine.

in the cellar : Half of the juice was fermented with partial solids at 16°C, enhancing the rich, round fullness of the wine. The other half was fermented at a cooler 14°C in stainless steel tanks, preserving the delicate fruit flavours of the Chenin grapes. Bâtonnage, the stirring of the lees, took place weekly, which allowed for greater richness in the wine.

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