Oldenburg Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2012

Oldenburg Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2012

The wine has a bright straw colour. On the nose it exudes intense aromas of peaches and citrus blossoms. A touch of oak spice and toasty vanilla scents further adds to the complexity. The entry on the palate is creamy and textured with a wonderful balance between acidity and wood. Flavours of baked apple tart and ripe tropical fruits support the elegant oak structure. The wine is fresh with a lingering minerality on the finish.

Serve slightly chilled and enjoy with creamy seafood dishes or spicy chicken curries.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Simon Thompson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.23  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  


2014 John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars
IWSC 2013 - 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: 14 March 2012
Grape Sugar: 23.9° Balling
Acidity: 6.7
pH at Harvest: 3.47

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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