Zonnebloem Sauvignon Blanc/Chenin 2003

Also known as Blanc de Blanc in South Africa
Engelbrecht describes this as a wine of concentrated flavours, where the traces of guava from the Chenin Blanc are contrasted by the flinty character contributed by the Sauvignon Blanc to make for a light-bodied wine with a delectably prominent fruit character.


variety : Chenin Blanc | Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc
winery : Zonnebloem Wines
winemaker : Louw Engelbrecht
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.6 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  

in the vineyard : The Chenin Blanc, which comprises 80% of the Blanc de Blanc blend was sourced from grapes in a variety of Cape vineyards. The Sauvignon Blanc, which makes up the balance was sourced from grapes in the Robertson and Koelenhof areas.

in the cellar : The juice received no skin contact and was fermented cold between 13°C. It was left on the lees for two to three weeks to impart depth of flavour.

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