Slanghoek Noble Late Harvest 2003

Beautiful, deep yellow colour. Characteristic Noble Late Harvest nose - touch of Muscat, abundance of Botrytis. Full-round, sweet fruity taste, lingering after-taste.

Serve chilled. Enjoy with cheese platters or desserts.

variety : Chenin Blanc | 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Muscat dAlexandrie
winery : Slanghoek Cellar
winemaker : Pieter Carstens & Team
wine of origin : Slanghoek
analysis : alc : 11.72 % vol  rs : 116.8 g/l  pH : 3.91  ta : 5.9 g/l  va : 1.24 g/l  so2 : 210 mg/l  fso2 : 50 mg/l  
type : Dessert  style : Sticky  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Silver Medal - South African National Wine Show 2003
International Wine Challenge 2005 - Bronze

ageing : Enjoy immediately or store at 15ºC for 10 - 20 years from darte of vintage.

in the vineyard : Supplier: Chenin Blanc - I.F. du Toit & Hanepoot - H. le Roux
Area planted: Chenin Blanc - 1.16ha & Hanepoot - 1.27ha
Age of vines: Chenin Blanc - 23 years & Hanepoot - 29 to 44 years
Rootstock: Jacquez
Trellis system: Chenin Blanc - 3 wire hedge & Hanepoot - bush vines
Irrigation: Chenin Blanc - drip & Hanepoot - no irrigation
Vine density: Chenin Blanc - 2976 / ha & Hanepoot - 4630 / ha
Soil: Chenin Blanc - dark alluvial & Hanepoot - deep sand/rocky
Climate: Continental

about the harvest: Hand harvested on the 21st of April 2003.
Yield: Chenin Blanc - 4,1 tons / ha & Hanepoot - 4,5 tons / ha.

in the cellar : Crushed and destemmed by machine and fermented in Sainless Steel tanks with cooling at 15ºC for 35 days.
Malolactic Fermentation: No
No wood
Fining: Bentonite
Filtration: Bulk filtration with diatomacious earth
Stabilisation: Minus 4º Celsius for 5 days

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