100% Chenin blanc
INTRODUCTION TO SOUTHERN SECCO
Sparkling wine can come in different forms. This newly released Southern Secco of ours is a play on the name Prosecco – the famous sparkling wine from Italy. This style of bubbles is made by the wine undergoing a second fermentation (like MCC or Champagne), but in this case it happens in a pressurized tank and not in the bottle. It was left to ferment and rest on the lees for 4 months after which it was bottled. This is a proudly South African bubbles with our flagbearer Chenin blanc in the spotlight and bringing the fun and fruit to your meal or celebration.
NOTES FROM THE WINEMAKER
I used fruit from a Chenin vineyard planted in 1991.
I chose that vineyard as its got the highest natural acidity of all our Chenin vineyards.
With sparkling wine, freshness is non-negotiable and the balance is there in the wine with freshness, a crisp acidity and some aromatic fruity notes, typical of Slanghoek Chenin blanc.
Alcohol % (V/V): 10.7
Residual Sugar (g/l): 17.6
Total Acidity (g/l): 7.1