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Nicolas van der Merwe Chenin Blanc 2019

Nicolas van der Merwe Chenin Blanc 2019

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  • 100% Chenin Blanc

Bottled

June 2018

Production

1500 bottles

Origin

Stellenbosch

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  • Vinification

    Grapes were grown on two bush vine vineyards on a high slope with low production, healthy, young vines to produce body and finesse for long bottle maturation capacity. Heavy soil and cool slope for integrated natural acidity and fruitiness at low pH. Harvested with low quantity of raisins to avoid late harvest character.

    Crushed and pressed till dry with nitrogen protection to avoid oxidation. Juice cleaned with coarse filtration and addition of selected yeast to start fermentation soon. 50% fermented in used French oak barrels, the rest in a stainless steel tank at a lower temperature. The wine had lees contact for 3 1⁄2 months.

  • Tasting Notes

    This is a full bodied, rich, complex and balanced wine with peach, honeysuckle and nutty flavours. A ‘mouthful’ wine, but not heavy, which stays elegant till the finish. It is still young and gets more complex later.

Technical Analysis

Alcohol

13.5%

Residual Sugar

3.1 g/L

Total Acid

6.1 g/L

pH

3.2