Bellingham The Maverick Chenin Blanc 2002

Colour:Straw with hints of green.
Nose: Slightly shy, with tropical fruit overtones, backed up by intriguing hints of spice.
Palate: Big, bold and full round with flavours of melon, guava and subtle spice. Overall a lightly-wooded, lavish and full-bodied wine with a well-rounded, seamless mouthfeel. It blossoms on the palate after a slow start.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winery : Bellingham Wines
winemaker : Graham Weerts
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Gold
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Bronze
Veritas 2002 - Bronze
about the harvest: The grapes were hand-picked from an exceptional pocket of old, low-yielding Chenin Blanc bushvines, growing at high altitude, in the Stellenbosch Region.

in the cellar : The wine was fermented in new oak barrels with D47 yeast for seven weeks. It was left on full lees for a further four months.

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