Darling Cellars Old Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2016

Darling Cellars Old Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2016

This Chenin Blanc displays a lovely light straw hue in the glass, and a mineral freshness on the nose. This is a complex wine, with undertones of orange peel and yellow peach, and a long lingering finish. The oak is subtle and well- integrated with the fruit.

A special wine for a special occasion which will reward well now, but even more so after a few years in the bottle.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Pieter-Niel Rossouw + Maggie Venter
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 13.36 % vol  rs : 2.17 g/l  pH : 3.2  ta : 6.26 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2017 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Harold Eedes Trophy for Best Chenin Blanc

in the vineyard : 

Darling Cellars Old Bush Vine comes from specific old bush vines which are selected for their uniqueness in prominent terroir flavours. These vineyards are planted in the best terroir for the specific varietal. Vineyards are carefully monitored by the winemaker who ultimately decides when the grapes will be harvested. These grapes are handled separately in the cellar to preserve their natural quality and uniqueness. Passion and Respect for these old vines, have led to these beautiful and special wines. Darling Cellars OLD BUSH VINE Range is a dedicated concept from site selection, through to the final drop in the glass at the end of the bottle.

Terroir: Made from two vineyards, one on deep Hutton soils with koffieklip, the other from well drained weathered granite soil
Vineyard type: 38- 39 years old Bush Vine, no irrigation
Yield: 4 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 23- 24°B
 

in the cellar : Crush and destalk into small static separators. Skin contact for 24 hours, Only free run juice used. 21 days fermentation at 15˚C Maturation: Barrel maturation in 100% French Oak (1st fill, 2nd and 3rd) for 10 months. Only the best 5 barrels were selected for the blend.

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