R620 for 6 bottles

R103 each
Orange River Cellars The Hedgehog Organic Chenin Blanc

Orange River Cellars The Hedgehog Organic Chenin Blanc

The newest addition to the Hedgehog family, the Organic Chenin Blanc, originates from a 10.5ha block next to the mighty Orange River. The love and care with which these grapes were treated is evident with every lingering sip of this delectable wine. A medium-bodied tropical Chenin Blanc with an abundance of litchi, pear and guava flavours and well-integrated acid. The wine has good structure and a silky mouthfeel that lingers well beyond the last sip.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Mosdop Dippenaar/ Willie Biggs
wine of origin : Central Orange River
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.54 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   organic
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

In a first for Orange River Cellars, this Chenin Blanc is made from organically farmed grapes, harvested on the third-generation family farm, Dyason's Rock that is situated a mere 25km outside the Northern Cape town of Upington.

in the vineyard : The grapes come from a single vineyard between Keimoes and Upington on the farm Dayson’s Klip. The vines are planted along the banks of the Orange River that gives it a cooler night temperature in the evenings. The farm in total is organic and this allows us to produce quality grapes.

about the harvest: Because of the high temperature and low rainfall the grapes can be harvested early in the season, the grapes are machine harvested early in the morning at optimal ripeness

in the cellar : Grapes are harvested early in the morning and they arrive as early as possible, oxygen exposure is kept to the minimum and grapes are pressed after destemming, only the free run is used for the wine. The wine is fermented at 14 to 16 degrees Celsius for 10 to 14 days wit yeast that is selected to bring out the fruitiness of the wine. The wine is kept on the lees for as long as possible before bottling.

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