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Leopards Leap Culinaria Collection Chenin Blanc 2015

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Eugene van Zyl
Main Variety
Chenin Blanc
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol
13.5 %vol
pH
3.43
RS
2.5 g/l
TA
6.3 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Taste
Fruity

Accolades

2016 Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge


Tasting Notes

Leopard's Leap Culinaria Chenin Blanch as a well-defined ripe fruit character, showing aromas of golden delicious apple, pear and malva flavours, supported by sweet-spice flavours and a zippy tartness. Elegant oak nuances makes this wine a unique food companion.


Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

In The Vineyard

Origin: Culinaria Chenin Blanc is a Wine of Origin Western Cape. Grapes used for the production of this Loire-style wine originate from the Voor Paardeberg area, well-known for growing excellent quality Chenin Blanc. The Grenache Blanc grapes come from Franshhoek.

The grapes grow on bush vines with an average age of twenty years and an average yield of 4,8 tons per hectare. The unirrigated soils have a unique water-releasing capacity that favours good grape concentration.


About The Harvest

Harvested at optimum ripeness.


In The Cellar

After berry-sorting and de-stemming, grapes were crushed and twelve hours of skin contact was allowed. Only free-run juice was used. Juice was allowed to settle, then fermented at 18 degrees Celsius in 500-litre second-fill and third-fill French oak barrels. Barrels were topped up and the wine was allowed nine months' lees contact prior to blending and bottling. Before release, the wine was bottle-matured for four months.



Additional Information

The Leopard’s Leap Culinaria Collection is a celebration of the harmony in which food and wine complement one another. Matching the finest in food with the finest in wine is the very reason behind this exquisite collection - to create optimal enjoyment through mutual enhancement.