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Avondale Anima Chenin Blanc 2014

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Corne Marais
Main Variety
Chenin Blanc
Appellation
Paarl
Alcohol
13.5 %vol
pH
3.35
TA
5.9 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Body
Full
Taste
Mineral

Accolades

2017 SAWI Awards - Platinum

Tasting Notes

Anima has a nose that develops intriguingly in the glass. Winter melon, pineapple, lime and a hint of honey confirm the elegance and fullness of this softly wooded, supple Chenin Blanc. The palate is dense with fresh fruit flavours of gooseberry, quince and peach, all harmonising superbly with the soulful minerality that gives this wine its name.

Ageing Potential

Until 2022.

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blan

In The Vineyard

Anima is made from 100% certified organic Chenin Blanc grapes. Our vines range between 9 and 33 years of age, and provide low yields of between 4 and 8 tons of healthy, balanced grapes.

About The Harvest

The hand-picked, organically grown grapes were harvested at 22˚ and 23° Balling.

In The Cellar

The grapes were whole bunch pressed and then naturally fermented in 500-litre French Oak barrels. 15 – 20% of the grapes were whole bunch fermented which adds unique body and length to the wine. After fermentation the wine was kept on the lees for 12 months with regular battonage.

Other Vintages

Avondale Anima Chenin Blanc 2014 Corne Marais Chenin Blanc
Avondale Anima Chenin Blanc 2013 Corne Marais Chenin Blanc
Avondale Anima Chenin Blanc 2010 Corne Marais Chenin Blanc
Avondale Anima Chenin Blanc 2009 Corne Marais Chenin Blanc

Additional Information
The soul of the world - The word anima refers to the vital life force or soul. Our ethos “Terra Est Vita”- Soil is Life - is our acknowledgement that for us, soul animates everything on earth, from the minerals, through plants and animals to humans. We’ve called our Chenin Blanc Anima, because the lively minerals of Avondale’s soils give this wine its own delicious, spirited character and extraordinary finesse.

Anima’s Emblem - This Tree of Life is a modern rendition of the evolutionary phylogenetic tree that shows how all life forms are interconnected through a complex set of relationships over deep time.