Franschhoek Cellar - La Cotte Mill Chenin Blanc 2015

Franschhoek Cellar - La Cotte Mill Chenin Blanc 2015

Animated pineapple, fleshy peach, nectarine and honeysuckle aromas supported by a line of bright citrus and tropical fruit that blossom with leesy intrigue on the palate and finish with zesty freshness and grace.

Best served chilled at 6° C to 8° C for delicious easy drinking with or without food. Great with sushi, roast chicken, creamy pasta, veal schnitzels or fisherman's pie.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Richard Duckitt
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.00 % vol  rs : 5.0 g/l  pH : 3.42  ta : 6.42 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Optimally intended for enjoyment in the vibrant freshness of youth, yet may be cellared for up to 3 years from vintage.

Inspiration: Old mill houses were once a common feature on the landscape of the valley, and La Cotte is one of the only original mills that remain. This artisanal workhouse was restored in 1989 by the Franschhoek Conservation Trust in association with our Franschhoek Cellar. Our Chenin Blanc pays homage to this valued landmark.

in the vineyard : Vine age: Vineyards vary in age from 3 to 30 years.
Climate: The cool, dry ripening period of 2015 produced grapes with all the hallmarks of our Franschhoek Cellar style with great varietal character and fine acidity.
Soils: The vineyards are planted on a variety of soil types for optimal performance.
Trellis: Combination of trellised and bush vines.

about the harvest: Harvest: An early harvest with small yields that showed great ripeness and quality. Picked by hand in January and February at an average ripeness of 24° B.
Yield:Between 5 and 11 tons per hectare.

in the cellar : The grapes undergo a long cool fermentations in stainless steel followed by 4 months on the lees with occasional stirring for added richness and complexity.