The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2011

The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2011

A vibrantly golden wine with overt tropical fruit aromas layered with oatmeal, wheat and honey whiffs that follows through to lavish concentrated fruit flavours - powerful but comfortable on the palate with discernible subtle spicy oak complexity. The riveting finish is fresh and intense with tremendous length making it a great wine for enjoyment with food.


variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winery : Bellingham Wines
winemaker : Niel Groenewald
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 4.8 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2012 Veritas Wine Awards - Gold Medal
2012 Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards - Gold

in the vineyard : Origin
Coastal Region Vineyard blocks in Agter-Paarl, Durbanville and Bottelary Hills

Vineyard Practice
The grapes for this wine are from 3 exceptional Chenin Blanc vineyards with an average age of 43 years. These low yielding (4-6 tons per hectare) mature bush vines grow in soils are predominately weathered granite with open canopies for maximum sunlight penetration.

about the harvest: Grapes were hand harvested at 24° B.

in the cellar : Grapes were pressed in whole bunches before single-lot fermentation. The wine is wood matured for 12 months in 50% new French oak and 50% second fill barrels with extended lees contact and regular stirring (battonage) for richness and added depth and dimension.

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