Z Collection Chenin Blanc 2022 (case of 6)

R1 770.00

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Selected from a quartz ridge that runs through the decomposed granite of our old vine block. Mineral and focused style with great fruit purity from mainly concrete egg fermentation. The wine shows aromatics of peach, citrus, and herbs with a saline finish and linear acidity.

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ABOUT THIS WINE

Wine Style: Fresh, medium-bodied & partially barrel fermented
When to Enjoy: Perfect for any social occasion and over summer lunches and dinners.
How to Serve: Well chilled
Our meal suggestions: A fantastic partner to seafood with good acidity to cut through buttery sauces. Lemon butter prawns or crayfish on the grill.
The wine itself: A clear and bright wine with hints of lime and gold. The nose shows beautiful fruit purity with aromas of apricot, white peach and citrus, with undertones of oak spice. The palate is focused with a vibrant acidity and a complex minerality on the finish.
What about the grapes? 100% Chenin Blanc
And the vineyards (terroir): The wine is made from unirrigated 41 year old Chenin vines planted in 1981. The vines are South West to West facing and are grown in decomposed granite soils high up on the farm at 300m above sea level.
How was it made: The grapes were whole bunched pressed and cold settled overnight, after which the juice was racked to concrete egg and barrel for spontaneous fermentation. The wine remained on the gross lees for 9 months before being racked and blended for bottling with the final blend having 50% concrete egg and 50% in 500L French oak barrels, with 10% New Oak.
Should this wine age / mature: Chenin is a wine that develops and deepens both in color and aroma over time. As such it rewards extra complexity with age, while offering up-front fruit and freshness in its youth.
Technical Facts: Grape Origin: Polkadraai Hills, Stellenbosch
Wine Variety: Chenin Blanc
Body: Medium
Barrel Treatment:  10% New French Oak
  Alc:  13%  pH: 3.29  Ta: 5.6g/l  Rs: 2.5g/l 
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