Lanzerac Premium Chenin Blanc 2018

The Lanzerac Chenin Blanc 2018 is packed with fruit such as prominent guava, tropical and citrus flavours. The palate is succulent, fresh and lively whilst the oak maturation ensures a soft finish.

Pair this fresh and fruity Chenin Blanc with dishes such as a spinach and smoked Salmon salad with a lemon-dill dressing, roast peaches and Parma ham salad or ribs with a balsamic peach BBQ sauce.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Wynand Lategan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.11 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Drink now to 2021.

in the vineyard : Two vineyard blocks were used to make the Lanzerac Chenin Blanc 2018. Both blocks (J9 and J10) in the Jonkershoek valley, was planted in 2006 in alluvia soils and has north-south facing rows. The blocks cover an area of 4.7 hectares and had a yield of 6.8 tons/hectare in 2018. Extreme care is taken not to damage grapes and only healthy grapes are picked.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked at around 22.5 -23˚balling. All harvesting and pruning are done by hand.
13 and 14 February 2018.

in the cellar : The grapes were picked at around 22.5 -23˚balling and hand sorted before it was destemmed and crushed. Before pressing the grape mash was cooled to around 15˚Celsius. Once pressed the juice was left in stainless steel tanks at 13˚Celsius for 2 days to settle. The clear juice was then drawn off the lees and inoculated with a commercial yeast strain. The biggest component of the Chenin was fermented in stainless steel to preserve pure fruit and freshness while a smaller portion was fermented in 4th fill French Oak barrels, with a 3rd component fermented in a clay egg. After approximately 8 months the wine was blended, filtered and stabilized before bottling.

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