Zonnebloem Sauvignon Blanc/Chenin Blanc 2004

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 [ 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Zonnebloem Wines
winemaker : Louw Engelbrecht
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : The Chenin Blanc, which comprises 80% of the Blanc de Blanc blend was sourced from vineyards in Stellenbosch, Windmeul and Bonnievale. The Sauvignon Blanc, which makes up the balance was sourced from grapes in the Malmesbury 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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