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Cederberg Chenin Blanc 2017

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
David Nieuwoudt
Main Variety
Chenin Blanc
Appellation
Cederberg
Alcohol
13.5 %vol
pH
3.5
RS
2.6 g/l
TA
6.4 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Body
Medium
Taste
Fruity

Accolades

Stephen Tanzer - USA '17: 89 points - 2016 vintage
Veritas '16: Silver - 2016 vintage
SAWi Awards '17 - Grand Gold
Wine Spectator Review '16: 88 points - 2015 vintage
Wine Spectator Review '16: 87 points - 2014 vintage
Stephen Tanzer’15: 90 points - 2014 vintage
SA Wine Index Awards’15: Grand Gold Chenin Blanc (93.0)
Platter’s SA Wine Guide’14: Four star - 2013 vintage
Robert Parker’14: 89 points - 2013 vintage
Michelangelo Wine Awards’13: Gold - 2013 vintage
SAA Business Class Selection’13 - 2012 vintage
Michelangelo Wine Awards’12: Gold - 2012 vintage
Veritas’12: Gold - 2012 vintage
SAA Business Class Selection’12 - 2011 vintage
Veritas’11: Gold - 2011 vintage
Veritas’10: Double Gold - 2010 vintage

Tasting Notes

The Cederberg style Chenin Blanc offers beautiful layers of melon, grapefruit and fleshy white pear. Five months lees contact ensured a mouth coating creaminess on the palate with a lively crisp acidity to finish off. Altitude vineyards make this Chenin Blanc truly unique.

Ageing Potential

Optimum drinking time: 1 - 3 years after release

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

Food Suggestions

This wine will be well suited to creamy dishes and light summer lunches.

In The Vineyard

Facing: South and west
Soil Type: Glenrosa and Sandstone
Age of vines: 13 years
Vineyard area: 6.5ha
Trellised: Extended Perold 6 wire
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SN24/220 on Richter 99.

About The Harvest

Yield/ha: 7 - 8t/ha
Harvest Date: 19 February - 26 Febraury 2017
Degree Balling at harvest: Early morning and hand harvested at 20° - 23° Balling

In The Cellar

Vinification: Light pressing Settle for 2 days at 10° C, fermented for 24 days at 12ºC with selected year strains, 4 months lees contact and tank bâttonage weekly.

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CONTACT DETAILS

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