Oldenburg Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2011

Oldenburg Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2011

The wine has a beautiful bright golden colour. The Chardonnay component displays an elegant floral expression with an arrangement of delicious pear and yellow plum. Together the Chenin and the Chardonnay create a wonderful inviting richness on the palate filled with roasted macadamia pockets. Beautiful layers of fruit and vanilla oak spice transforms into a silky smooth finish. The zesty acidity of the Chenin Blanc completes the balance with freshness and crisp rejuvenating minerality.


variety : Chenin Blanc [ 86% Chenin Blanc, 14% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Simon Thompson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.09 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.35  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

Top 100 SA Wines 2012 - AWARDED
JancisRobinson.com - 17/20
John Platter Guide 2013 - 4.5* /5
Neil Pendock Wine Guide ’13 - 5/5
Tim Atkin MW - 88 points
IWC 2012 - Silver
IWSC 2012 - Silver

in the vineyard : Rootstock: R110 & PAU1103
Clone: SN 220 & CY96C
Planted: 2006
Row Direction: Nw/Se
Plant Density: 2.5m x 1.5m
Soil Type: Alluvial
Trellis System: VSP
Pruning: Two bud spurs
Irrigation: Drip

about the harvest: Picking Date: 1st March 2011
Grape Sugar: 24 degrees balling
Acidity: 3.35
pH at Harvest: 7.28

in the cellar : Fermentation: Barrel fermented
Wood Maturation: 9 months in 300 litre French oak barrels consisting of 50% new wood.

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