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Trust Your Gut Chenin Blanc

Van Loggerenberg Wines, Trust Your Gut Chenin Blanc 2017

R365

6 in stock

Notes

Due to its limited availability, we have limited this wine to 6 bottles per person.

'We all have this inner instinct telling us what to do and sometimes you really just have to trust your gut to tell you what the right move is. I sourced grapes from special vineyards to use in this blend, which I believe is a great example of a wine that is made up of components that come together to provide a wine that is greater than the sum of it's individual parts. All the pictures on the label are in some way symbolizing to trust your gut to give you direction like a compass provides to a sailor and like a bee just knows where it has to go to find pollen and make honey. The stamp is to emphasize our South African heritage.' – Lukas Van Loggerenberg, Wine maker

Vinification:
The grapes for this wine is sourced from 3 parcels from different regions. The biggest portions of the wine is sourced from blocks in the Perdeberg(Swartland) and Polkadraai hills of Stellenbosch and topped up with a 10% portion from the same block that is used in Kameraderie from Paarl to add complexity and length.The Perdeberg portion is from bush vine grapes planted on decomposed granite giving the wine its elegance, finesse and focus.The second major portion from the Polkadraai is planted on Granite and lends characteristics of yellow fruit and depth to the wine.

Viticulture:
The parcels are vinified separately before being blended together just before bottling. Grapes are whole bunch pressed and left overnight to settle in stainless steel tanks. The wine is the racked to 3rd fill French oak the next morning. The wine spent 10 months on its primary lees without any batonage. The wine doesn’t go through Malolactic fermentation to retain length in the wine. No commercial yeast or enzymes were used during the winemaking process.

Tasting notes:
'45% Swartland grapes, 45% Polkadraai and 10% from the same Paarl block used for Kameraderie – this wine intended to be a “melting pot of great Chenin” according to Van Loggerenberg. Matured for 10 months in old oak. Subtle but alluring notes of citrus, peach, dried herbs and earth on the nose. The palate is light-bodied but intensely flavoured with bright acidity and a savoury finish. Lovely detail – worthy of contemplation and yet oh, so easy to drink.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag, 93/100

Analysis:
Alc: 13% pH: 3.40 TA: 5.7 g/L

Due to its limited availability, we have limited this wine to 6 bottles per person.

'We all have this inner instinct telling us what to do and sometimes you really just have to trust your gut to tell you what the right move is. I sourced grapes from special vineyards to use in this blend, which I believe is a great example of a wine that is made up of components that come together to provide a wine that is greater than the sum of it's individual parts. All the pictures on the label are in some way symbolizing to trust your gut to give you direction like a compass provides to a sailor and like a bee just knows where it has to go to find pollen and make honey. The stamp is to emphasize our South African heritage.' – Lukas Van Loggerenberg, Wine maker

Vinification:
The grapes for this wine is sourced from 3 parcels from different regions. The biggest portions of the wine is sourced from blocks in the Perdeberg(Swartland) and Polkadraai hills of Stellenbosch and topped up with a 10% portion from the same block that is used in Kameraderie from Paarl to add complexity and length.The Perdeberg portion is from bush vine grapes planted on decomposed granite giving the wine its elegance, finesse and focus.The second major portion from the Polkadraai is planted on Granite and lends characteristics of yellow fruit and depth to the wine.

Viticulture:
The parcels are vinified separately before being blended together just before bottling. Grapes are whole bunch pressed and left overnight to settle in stainless steel tanks. The wine is the racked to 3rd fill French oak the next morning. The wine spent 10 months on its primary lees without any batonage. The wine doesn’t go through Malolactic fermentation to retain length in the wine. No commercial yeast or enzymes were used during the winemaking process.

Tasting notes:
'45% Swartland grapes, 45% Polkadraai and 10% from the same Paarl block used for Kameraderie – this wine intended to be a “melting pot of great Chenin” according to Van Loggerenberg. Matured for 10 months in old oak. Subtle but alluring notes of citrus, peach, dried herbs and earth on the nose. The palate is light-bodied but intensely flavoured with bright acidity and a savoury finish. Lovely detail – worthy of contemplation and yet oh, so easy to drink.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag, 93/100

Analysis:
Alc: 13% pH: 3.40 TA: 5.7 g/L

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CE 93

Country

ZA

Region

Paarl

Style

White

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