Delaire Graff Chenin Blanc Swartland 2015
100% Old Vine Chenin Blanc
VINEYARDS & HARVEST From 30-40 year old dry land bush vines in the Swartland region.Grapes were handpicked in the fresh hours of the early morning in 18kg lug boxes.
GRAPE VARIETALS 100% Chenin Blanc
VINIFICATION Extensive bunch sorting formed part of the quality management process. The grapes were whole bunch pressed with no sulphur added and barrel fermented for 14 days. Maturation took place in French barrels for 10 months with 60% in 400 litre barrels and 40% in 2500 litre Foudre barrels. No batonage or malolactic fermentation took place in order to retain freshness.
TASTING NOTES Light golden wheat colour. Layered expressions of citrus and tropical fruit with subtle layers of honey and almonds in the background. Balanced and superbly structured, the flavours are complimented by a delicate minerality.
WINE OF ORIGIN Swartland, South Africa WINE ANALYSIS Residual Sugar: 2.1 g/1 Total Acidity: 6.5 g/1 pH: 3.29 Alcohol: 13.8%