Dornier Donatus White 2009

Dornier Donatus White 2009

The Swartland Cheninblanc added complexity and fullness to the wine. The nose is dominated by ripe golden deliciousapples, citrus nuances and roasted nuts. Complementing flavours of tropicalfruit lend a rounded, full palate with elements of freshness and minerality,and a perfect balance between sweetness, acidity and alcohol, leaves a longlasting aftertaste.

Being a fullflavoured wooded wine, creamy seafood dishes with richness and weight such assole, butterfish, abalone and lobster will complement this wine. Alsosuccessful with lighter poultry and cream based pasta dishes. We have even foundthat lime Cerviché works particularly well.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ Chenin blanc 77% Semillon 23% ]
winery : Dornier Wines
winemaker : JC Steyn
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.76 g/l  pH : 3.35  ta : 5.82 g/l  so2 : 121 mg/l  fso2 : 40 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : We receive thegrapes within the early hours of the morning while still cool from the previousnight. For both the Chenin blanc and the Semillon we only extract up to amaximum of 550L per ton of grapes. Each batch is then slowly fermented in newand second fill French oak barrels at approximately 15 degrees Celsius as tomaintain freshness and fruit quality. Both batches then spent a further 8months on their fine lees within barrel providing fullness and complexity tothe wine.

about the harvest: 

The 2009 vintage was hailed as one of the best vintagessince 2003. Moderately warm climatic conditions prevailed throughout thegrowing seasons with relatively little rain, which resulted in very even vinegrowth. These characteristics are very desirable for top quality fruitproduction. Crop levels were however slightly lower than previous years, but asis often the case it can lead to more intense fruit expression.

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