Franschhoek Cellar - La Cotte Mill Chenin Blanc 2009

Franschhoek Cellar - La Cotte Mill Chenin Blanc 2009

This wine has an expressive nose with mango, peach and honey blossom flavours on the palate. The wine is rich and flavourful with a mélange of tropical fruit flavours. The wine has good concentration and finishes rich and creamy.

Best served chilled at 6° to 8°C with or without food. Complements roasted chicken and lighter red meat dishes.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Stephan Smit
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 5.0 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Can be enjoyed now or within 4 years of vintage.

in the vineyard : 
Age of vines: Vineyards vary from 3 - 30 years old.
Climate: The combination of grapes from cool slopes and warmer valley plains give this wine its fruity nose and full, rich palate.
Soils: The vineyards are planted on very particular soil types to allow for optimum vine growth, balance and quality.
Trellis: Combination of bush vines and trellised.
Yield: Between 5 and 11 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Grapes are hand picked in January and February at an average ripeness of 24° B.

in the cellar : Long, cool fermentations ensure expressive fruit on the nose, and a rich complex palate. Lees contact is given for 4 months after fermentation, after which the wine is carefully blended and bottled.