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Cederberg Chenin Blanc 2020

With a cool continental climate, diverse soil types, unpolluted air and free-flowing crystal-clear waters. According to SAWIS Chenin Blanc it is still the most planted vineyard in South Africa at approximately 17000 hectare.

Grapes are hand harvested early morning at 20-23.5 balling. Winemaking processing is done in reductive conditions with the use of dry ice and carbon dioxide gas. Grapes crushed at 8°C with approximately 5 - 8 hours skin contact before a light pressing. Two days of juice settling followed by racking and addition of selected yeast. Fermentation is at 11°C for approximately 24 days. Finally, the wine is further maturated on fine lees for additional 4 months with a monthly battônage of tank before the final blending and bottling.

 

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Alc 13.0 % vol

TA 6.0 g/l

RS 3.2 g/l

pH 3.4

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This Chenin blanc shows true purity of fruit such as white pear, grapefruit and green apple leading to a refreshingly crisp mineral palate. Optimum Drinking Time: 1 – 3 years after release

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