African Sky Cumulus 2001

This is a fresh and delicate wine with luscious, fruity aromas and a crisp palate with a lingering finish. An ideal sipping wine, it also makes an excellent partner to fish, pasta and poultry dishes.


variety : Chenin Blanc | Chenin Blanc
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wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.73 % vol  rs : 11 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : White  

in the vineyard : As its name suggests, the African Sky label carries a range of wines made in the vineyards of the Cape's famous winelands, graced by tall mountains and fanned by cooling maritime breezes, where the sky constantly changes to reflect a range of micro-climates. Soemtimes shrouded in mist or stained by rain, sometimes bracingly clear, the sky is always fresh, clean and nurturing.

The Chenin Blanc grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Perdeberg/Wellington area, planted between 1970 and 1988, some 130m to 180m above sea level.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked at 21º Balling.

in the cellar : The juice was given brief skin contact before being fermented at 14ºC for 14 days to allow for maximum fruit concentration.

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