100% Chenin Blanc
NOTES FROM THE WINEMAKER
We have Chenin planted on various sites on our farm and this wine is a mash-up of the best of these sites. It has a great balance of zippy freshness to go with its aromatic complexity. Attractive aromas of pineapple, pear and citrus are well held together with a subtle spice and leesy complexity from the 6 months that a component of this wine spent in large French oak Foudres.
PAIRS WELL WITH
Barbeque Chicken l Braaivleis l Pork belly
CRUSHING & DESTEMMING
Grapes were crushed, destalked and pressed after 8 hours of skin contact.
Spontaneous fermentation – 35% in Barrels and large French oak vessels called Foudre, and 65% in concrete and stainless steel.
6 Months maturation on the fermentation lees with the oak component finishing malolactic fermentation.
Chenin blanc is the most widely planted variety on Opstal and very much our cultivar of choice – both on the farm and in our glasses.
Alcohol % (V/V) : 13.1
Residual Sugar (g/l): 2.9
Total Acidity (g/l): 5.45