Franschhoek Cellar Chenin Blanc 2004

Pale gold with a distinct green hue. This fresh crisp well balanced wine has a sweet nose with tropical fruit and honey. The zesty palate offers citrus flavours with a hint of peach. This Chenin Blanc is made from traditional bush vines of age and great character. Light and bright, this is a crisp and zesty wine with juicy fruit flavours.

Ideal on its own or with a light meal. Compliments any chicken or pasta dish or a baguette filled with soft cheese like Brie.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Jolene Calitz
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 4.0 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Enjoy within 2 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : Grapes originated from Franschhoek and Paarl Region.
Bush-vines are mostly cultivated under dry land conditions.
Average age of vines: 25 years
Type of soil: Alluvial

about the harvest: Grapes are hand-picked at 20°B to 23°B.

in the cellar : Grapes are destalked, crushed and chilled to 12°C, then pumped into static drainers. After about 4 hours skin contact the juice is drained into settling tanks for settling overnight. The clear juice is racked from the lees into a fermentation tank and inoculated with active dry yeast. Fermentation takes place at 10 to 13 °C for about 14 days. After fermentation the wine is racked, stabilised and filtered ready for bottling.

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