Groene Cloof Chenin Blanc 2002

This is the first Chenin Blanc released under our new second label, which reflects wines made in a so-called new world style. As the grapes were fermented at full ripeness with 20% dried raisins we have a wine with a yellowish colour and more peach pear flavour. The full mouth feel of this wine is due to the glycerol produced from the dried raisins.


variety : Chenin Blanc | Chenin Blanc
winery : Cloof Estate
winemaker : Christopher van Dieren
wine of origin : Groene Kloof
analysis : alc : 13.87 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.63  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : White  

AWARDS
Veritas 2002 - Bronze
in the vineyard : Age of vines: 1973
Trellising: Bush vine
Irrigation: none
Soil: Decomposed granite and Oakleaf
Position: East Facing slope

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested on the 11 & 12 of February 2002 between 24 and 25.2º Balling.
Yield: 2.10 Ton/Ha

in the cellar : 6 hr skin contact before pressing, which yielded 550 l/Ton. Overnight settling before racking and inoculation with cultured yeast. Fermentation at 13ºC for 3 weeks.

The wine was racked after fermentation and kept on fine lees for a further 3 month’s. After this period the wine received it’s bentonite finning and was filtered prior to bottling.
Bottling date: June 20, 2002

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