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Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc 2013

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety
Chenin Blanc
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
14.0 %vol
pH
3.40
RS
1.9 g/l
TA
6.04 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Body
Full
Taste
Fruity

Accolades


International Wine and Spirit Competion 2014 - Silver
SA Top 100 Wines 2014 - Chenin Blanc Category: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes

A clear and bright wine with hints of lime and gold. The palate is both rich and refreshing and contains elements of honey, nuts and ripe pineapple and hints of grapefruit. The wine is classically dry, yet luxuriously silky with superb viscosity and length. Rich with elements of honey, nuts and ripe pineapple and hints of grapefruit.

Ageing Potential

2 - 3 years.

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

Food Suggestions

Delectable with fish and shellfish, poultry and dishes with cream sauces and mild camembert cheese topped with toasted nuts and wild honey.

In The Vineyard

Lofty altitudes and westerly aspects punctuate the quality of the Chenin Blanc. 

About The Harvest

Date of Harvest: end-March 
Type of Harvest: Hand harvest in the cool morning.

In The Cellar

The partially shaded fruit (30% of the blend) was tank fermented at a cool fermentation temperature. This helped to express the ripe tropical fruit character of the variety. The balance (70%) was barrel fermented and aged for 7 months on the lees to add to the complexity and rich mouth feel of the wine. Thereafter both the components were blended and a further extended lees contact on the fine lees was applied. This resulted in a full-bodied wine with a yellow fruit intensity.

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