Boschendal Classic Rachelsfontein Chenin Blanc 2015

Boschendal Classic Rachelsfontein Chenin Blanc 2015

On the nose: Exotic mango, peach and pineapple aromas with hints of limey citrus.
Palate: A beautiful fruit core of elegant peach-infused citrus characteristics with a hint of honey-glazed nuts. A well-balanced, full-bodied wine with a long, lingering finish.

The ideal wine for an all fresco summer lunch, lightly curried mussels, chicken, fish casseroles and in general Asian dishes.roast pork with redcurrant jelly or confit of duck.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Lizelle Gerber
wine of origin : Elgin
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 5.5 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : White  style : Off Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Drink now, or age for another three to five years to evolve an intriguing and lingering complexity.

in the vineyard : Grapes were sourced from a cross-section of regions selected for optimal expression of each variety. Vineyard tactics included pruning to two-bud spurs, shoot removal, bunch thinning and canopy management for best ripeness and quality.

about the harvest: The grapes were hand-picked at full ripeness. Harvesting took place during mid-morning. The average sugar content of the grapes was around 22º - 23° Balling, allowing for ripe, and full bodied wine.

in the cellar : Half of the juice was fermented with partial solids at 16°C, enhancing the rich, round fullness of the wine. The other half was fermented at a cooler 14°C in stainless steel tanks, preserving the delicate fruit flavours of the Chenin grapes. Bâtonnage, the stirring of the lees, took place weekly, which allowed for greater richness in the wine.

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