Ploughman Chenin Blanc 2001

Tropical fruit, pineapple with herbal undertones. Well balanced with a lingering aftertaste. Enjoy with seafood, soups and salads.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ Chenin Blanc ]
winery : Avondale Farm
winemaker : Dewaldt Heyns
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 6.7 g/l  pH : 3.16  ta : 6.5 g/l  va : 0.42 g/l  

ageing : Enjoyable now or within the next 2 years.

in the vineyard : Clones: ?/101-14 Mgt
Soil & Slope: Slight west facing Escourt, Kroonstad
Trellising: Extended Perold system

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at 22.5º Balling.

in the cellar : Crush/Destem: Yes
Skin contact: 16ºC for 6 hours
Settling: 48 Hours at 9ºC
Pressing: In bagpress after skin contact
Fermentation: Vin 13 yeast at 12ºC for 18 days
Post fermentation: Left on lees for 4 months stirring, 1 x weekly.
Stabilisation: Cold and protein stabilised followed by a coarse sheet filtration.
Bottling: 0.45 micron filtration.

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