BESTER Chenin Blanc 2017

BESTER Chenin Blanc 2017

Bester Chenin Blanc is the perfect wine to enjoy with summer food or as an aperitif on its own. The wine offers uncomplicated quality for the novice and connoisseur alike. Packed with upfront tropical fruit, the aroma charms with an abundance of citrus, granadilla and gooseberries. These fruit flavours follow through on the palate, balanced by a crisp acidity and minerality to ensure a fresh, fruity style of wine with maturation potential. Very food-friendly!

The wine is exceptionally food-friendly, enhancing enjoyment without masking food character.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Old Vine Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Zakkie Bester
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 4.1 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 8-10 tons per hectare.

in the vineyard : 22-year-old bush vineyard on a slight westerly orientation, with rows planted in southeasterly and north-westerly directions. The soil is mostly Swartland shale with medium potential. Supplementary irrigation was provided to ensure stress-free ripening.

about the harvest: The 2017 vintage was very healthy and dry, and the Chenin Blanc could be harvested at lower sugars for optimum ripeness, between midJanuary and early-February at an average of 22.5° Balling.

in the cellar : The grapes were destemmed and crushed into static drainers for a few hours of skin contact. Only free run juice was used. After cold settling over night, it was inoculated with selected yeast. Fermentation was colder than usual to capture upfront fruit flavours. The wine was left on primary lees for over 30 weeks before it was racked and prepared to be bottled.

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