Credo Chenin Blanc 2010

Credo Chenin Blanc 2010

Rich straw colour with a golden tint. Honey, pineapple and treacle on the nose give way to intense butterscotch and tropical flavours on the palate. Beautifully balanced acidity and careful use of French oak complete this wine of rare distinction.

This wine is best suited with exotic spiced dishes or curries.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Bernard Claassen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.76 % vol  rs : 4.8 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 6.15 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2013 Veritas Wine Awards - Double Gold
2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition - Bronze
2013 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Awards - Silver

ageing : This wine would be great to enjoy now, but could be enjoyed up to 8 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : Vineyard/Yield: 8 tons / ha
Type of climate: Mediterranean
The grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Stellenbosch area.

about the harvest: Full ripe fruit was handpicked in the third week of February 2010.

in the cellar : The wine was kept on the primary lees for 8 months batonage. Wine was then racked from primary lees and returned to the same 300 litre French oak barrels, where it was aged for another 28 months (80% barrels were first fill and 20% were second fill). Barrel selection was done in order to select only the best barrels. The wine was lightly filtered before bottling.

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