Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 2018
Tasting Notes: This Chenin Blanc shows strong lime and some tropical fruit on the nose with a mineral palate of grape fruit and pear drop.
This Chenin Blanc is a great accompaniment to dishes such as smoked chicken salad on a warm summer’s day or thinly sliced carpaccio served on a bed of rocket with a lemon olive oil and black pepper dressing.
|Appellation||Stellenbosch, South Africa|
|Varieties||100% Chenin Blanc|
|Vineyards||A cold but dry winter in 2017, allowed for early budding and foliage development in Spring to create a good environment for the ripening of Chenin Blanc through a dry but cooler 2018 summer.|
Grapes are allowed short skin contact and natural settling in tank. 16% is fermented in 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels and 84% in stainless steel after which both portions are kept 5 months on the fermentation lees before it is blended and fined. Fermentation is a slow natural process and wild yeast ferments like this can take up to 3 months to finish.
|About the Harvest||
Grapes are harvested from decomposed granite soils and vineyards varying in age but non younger than 30 years and up to 43 years of age.