Merwida Family Vintners Chenin Blanc

Family Vintners Chenin Blanc 2016

This silky, fruit driven wine has prominent citrus flavours with a zesty aftertaste that is supported by oak notes from fermentation in 1st, 2nd and 3rd fill French Oak Barrels.

 

VARIETAL 100 % Chenin Blanc
   
ORIGIN Breedekloof
   
SOIL TYPES Glenrosa & Sandstone
   
CLIMATE Moderate Mediterranean
   
AGE OF VINES 15 years
   
VINEYARD AREA 20 ha
   
YIELD PER HECTARE 14 Ton
   
TRELLISED Extended 6 wire Perold
   
IRRIGATION Supplementary
   
CLONE SN 1064
   
HARVEST DATES 25 March
   
DEGREE BALLING AT HARVEST Early morning hand harvested at 24.5°B
   
VINIFICATION 12 hours skin contact with natural settling. Fermented in stainless steel until 18 Balling and then transferred into 1st,2nd and 3rd fill 500L, 300L and 225L French Oak Barrels.
   
MATURATION 9 months in barrel with regular bâttonage
   
AGING 1 – 4 years
   
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS  
Density 0.9887
Alcohol 14.21%
pH 3.38
Residual Sugar 3.0
Volatile Acidity 0.58
Total Acidity 5.8
FSO2 30
TSO2 115
   

 

SERVING SUGGESTION

Enjoy with fish, seafood or poultry