Kaapzicht Chenin Blanc 2018

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler Jnr
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 13.33 %vol
pH - 3.49
RS - 1.8 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry


Tasting Notes

Ripe quince, pineapple and stone fruit with some interesting savoury undertones. Lightly textured palate, with a hint of sweetness and balancing crunchy acid, results in a brisk finish.


Ageing Potential

2 - 4 years


Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

Food Suggestions

Juicy poolside sipper, also a winner with al fresco meals.


In The Vineyard

Old bush vines planted in weathered granite topsoil and crumbly clay sub-soil. Some of the fruit coming from a vineyard planted in 1947 (second oldest Chenin in the country).


About The Harvest

Yield of up to 4 tons per hectare.


In The Cellar

Made reductively. Grapes were harvested during early morning hours in cool temperatures and were given ± 8 - 10 hours skin contact. Enzymes were used to help extract flavours while on the skins. VIN 7 Yeast was used. Wine lay on the lees for 3 months before being racked, cleaned and bottled.



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