Stonecross Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay 2001

A soft/green appearance with a bright subtropical bouquet, ripe peach and fresh fruit flavours. A wine with zip and sparkle and good, crisp lime flavours. The tropical fruitiness is supported by the creamy texture and the lingering aftertaste.
A superb aperitif yet enough character to accompany a variety of dishes.

Meat: Fried chicken, chicken breast with mango or other fruit. Pickled meat and smoked porkFish: Calamari and mussels, poached sole with creamy sauce, sushiSide dishes: Egg mayonnaise sandwich, cold salads, and potatoes.Cheese: Goat’s milk cheese in pastry.

variety : Chenin Blanc | Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay
winery : Deetlefs Estate
winemaker : Kobus Deetlefs
wine of origin : Rawsonville
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  ta : 5.4 g/l  so2 : 123 mg/l  fso2 : 43 mg/l  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2003 - Seal of Approval
The South African Trophy Wine Show 2002 - Bronze
Veritas 2002 - Bronze

ageing : Excellent now, but portrays good development potential.

in the vineyard : Vineyard: Trellised vines.

about the harvest: Grapes were picked at different stages of ripening from the 20 February – 24 February 2001.

in the cellar : There was no wood maturation, instead the wine was left on lees after fermentation, without SO2 for 90 days. Various yeast strains were used.

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