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Chenin Blanc

Opstal, Chenin Blanc 2017

R150

19 in stock

Notes

Chenin blanc is the most widely planted variety on Opstal and very much their cultivar of choice – both on the farm and in their glasses.

They have Chenin planted on various sites on their farm and this wine is a mash-up of the best of these sites. It has a great balance of zippy freshness to go with its aromatic complexity. Attractive aromas of pineapple, peach and citrus are well held together with a subtle spice and leesy complexity from the 8 months spent in large French oak Foundres.

Viticulture:
Grapes were crushed, destalked and pressed after 8 hours of skin contact. Spontaneous fermentation – 75% in large French Oak vessels called Foundre, and 25% in stainless steel. Ageing of 8 months maturation on the fermentation lees in both oak and stainless steel.

Analysis:
Alc: 13.3% RS: 3.0 g/L TA: 5.6 g/L pH: 3.35

Chenin blanc is the most widely planted variety on Opstal and very much their cultivar of choice – both on the farm and in their glasses.

They have Chenin planted on various sites on their farm and this wine is a mash-up of the best of these sites. It has a great balance of zippy freshness to go with its aromatic complexity. Attractive aromas of pineapple, peach and citrus are well held together with a subtle spice and leesy complexity from the 8 months spent in large French oak Foundres.

Viticulture:
Grapes were crushed, destalked and pressed after 8 hours of skin contact. Spontaneous fermentation – 75% in large French Oak vessels called Foundre, and 25% in stainless steel. Ageing of 8 months maturation on the fermentation lees in both oak and stainless steel.

Analysis:
Alc: 13.3% RS: 3.0 g/L TA: 5.6 g/L pH: 3.35

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Country

ZA

Region

Slanghoek

Style

White

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