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Spier Private Collection Chenin Blanc 2009

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Jacques Erasmus
Main Variety
Chenin Blanc
Alcohol
14.38 %vol
pH
3.5
RS
3.1 g/l
TA
5.8 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Taste
Fruity

Accolades

Concours Mondial 2011: Silver Medal
Decanter Wine Awards 2011 : Bronze
International Wine Challenge 2011 : Bronze
Top 100 SA Wines


Tasting Notes

Pale yellow with a green hue. The wine shows hints of apricots, citrus and stewed fruit aromas. The creamy palate rewards with a balance between generous fruit and a crisp lasting finish.

Ageing Potential

Enjoy within 2-4 years of harvest.

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

Food Suggestions

Serve with eastern style curries and spicy seafood dishes.

In The Vineyard

Average temperature: Winter 9 - 16°C, Summer 14 - 27°C
Annual rainfall: 700mm
Proximity to ocean: 20 km
Soil: Swartland, Estcourt, Clovelly and Kroonstad

About The Harvest

Harvesting started on 2 March and ended on 1 April. Grapes from 3 selected vineyard blocks were hand-harvested at full maturity between 23.5 and 24.5° Baling in 9kg lug boxes.

In The Cellar

After hand sorting the grapes on the sorting table to remove skin burn, rotten berries and leaves, skin contact was allowed for 6 hours at 10°C in static strainers. Only gravity drained free run juice was used for fermentation. The juice was inoculated with selected yeast strains. Following fermentation in 400 litre French oak barrels, the wine matured on the lees for 12 months. Only the finest barrels were selected for blending and bottling. 60% new oak was used in the final blend. The total volume of 24300 bottles was bottled in March 2010.

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