Kaapzicht Kliprug Chenin Blanc 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler Jnr
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 13.60 %vol
pH - 3.45
RS - 2.9 g/l
Total Acid - 5.4 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Medium


Tasting Notes

Wonderful sun-ripe yellow fruit with crunchy apple, fresh pineapple and a lick of oak. The palate is medium bodied and fresh, but with fleshy texture and good weight. A rich fruited core of fruit on the mid-palate builds to a crisp, dry finish.

Ageing Potential

2 - 4 years


Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

In The Vineyard

Planted in 1982 this old bush vines now never yields more 4 tons per Hectare. Unirrigated and planted in weathered granite topsoil and crumbly clay sub-soil it’s called “Kliprug by the laborers cause of all the numerous rocks on the ground.

About The Harvest

Grapes are picked by hand.

In The Cellar

Grapes are picked by hand and then whole bunch pressed without the use of Sulphur. The juice is left 1 day to settle before racking it to barrels and leaving it to naturally ferment until dry. The wine is stirred once a month and kept in the 300/400 and 500L barrels for almost a year before sulphuring up and bottling it. The RS is natural sugar which did not ferment dry.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Kaapzicht Kliprug Chenin Blanc 2018 Danie Steytler Jnr Chenin Blanc
Kaapzicht Kliprug Chenin Blanc 2017 Danie Steytler Jnr Chenin Blanc
Kaapzicht Kliprug Chenin Blanc 2016 Danie Steytler Jnr Chenin Blanc
Kaapzicht Kliprug Chenin Blanc 2015 Danie Steytler Jnr Chenin Blanc

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