KWV Contemporary Collection Chenin Blanc Chardonnay 2011

KWV Contemporary Collection Chenin Blanc Chardonnay 2011

This medium bodied, well balanced wine is persistently fruity. An abundance of tropical fruit flavours linger on the palate, complemented by vanilla, minerality and lime notes. The wine is soft and generous with a fresh, lingering finish.

Enjoy on its own or with light meals, salads and picnics.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 60% Chenin Blanc; 40% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : The Winemaking Team
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 12.8 % vol  rs : 5.16 g/l  pH : 3.39  ta : 5.96 g/l  
type : White  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Enjoy now, but can still be enjoyed 18 months from vintage.

in the vineyard : About the area
South Africa's vineyards are mostly situated in the Western Cape, near the coast. This is the southernmost region of the African continent and has a Mediterranean type climate and diverse soils, perfectly suited to quality grape production.

Vintage conditions
The 2011 harvest in the Western Cape was warmer and drier than normal, resulting in lower yields, smaller bunches and consequently riper flavours. These seasonal conditions produced sound fully ripe and healthy grapes, with resultant wines rich, soft and generous in flavour.

about the harvest: Harvest Date: Middle February to end March.

in the cellar : Oak maturation: 30% of Chardonnay portion for 2 months.

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