Avondale Chenin Blanc 2002

An abundant spectrum of tropical fruit with hints of orange peel and gooseberries produces a wine with complex aromas. This is supported by a well-balanced, medium body and a fresh, crisp finish.

A perfect complement to a variety of dishes.

variety : Chenin Blanc | 87% Chenin Blanc, 13% Sauvignon Blanc
winery : Avondale Farm
winemaker : Dewaldt Heyns
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.99 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.41  ta : 5.9 g/l  va : 0.44 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2002 - Silver
Michelangelo International Wine Award 2002 - Silver

ageing : Enjoy now, but will improve within 2 to 3 years.

about the harvest: This wine was harvested by hand at ±23° Balling.

in the cellar : The wine was given 3 hours cold skin contact, then pressed and settled for 48 hours at 10°C. Fermentation took 22 days at 13°C, using Vin 13 and Vin 7 yeast. After fermentation it was racked and left on its fine lees for 4 months, stirred weekly. 5% barrel fermented Chenin Blanc and 13% Sauvignon Blanc was blended in before bottling, which was preceded by a 0.8 micron filtration.

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