Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Chenin Blanc Bush Vines 2007

Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Chenin Blanc Bush Vines 2007

Strong tropical, ripe pineapple, peach aromas show on the nose and are complemented by a long, clean, crisp aftertaste.

This wine can be enjoyed with seafood such as prawns, crayfish and also green salads. It will also complement a variety of white meat dishes.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Johan Joubert
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 5.4 g/l  pH : 3.39  ta : 6.7 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : This medium full style Chenin Blanc will mature for up to two years in the bottle.

in the vineyard : The grapes were harvested from low yield-bearing bush vines from the Helderberg region. Yields averaged approximately 8 tons per hectare. These vineyards are situated at lower lying altitude with southwestern facing slopes. The vines were planted on deep red soils with superb water retention. This leads to a good root development, which supplies the vines with optimum moisture during the summer ripening period.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested from 23º - 24.5º Balling early in the morning and immediately cooled down to 12° C.

in the cellar : After harvesting, extended skin contact followed. After good settling, the wine was cold fermented and left on the lees for three months before filtration and bottling.