The Hedgehog Chenin Blanc

Light-yellow with a green tinge. Typical Chenin blanc aromas of stone fruit and pear that are well balanced by a full and juicy mouth feel.

VARIETY: Chenin Blanc

WINERY: Orange River Cellars

WINEMAKER: Chris Venter

WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape

This Chenin Blanc pairs well with shellfish, pork, ham and salads with vinaigrettes. Can also tame the heat of spicy dishes.

alc: 11,65 % vol rs: 3,8 g/l pH: 3,44
type: White style: Dry ta: 5,8 g/l
body: Full taste: Fruity pack: Bottle
size: 750ml closure: Screw cap unwooded
ageing: Drink fresh or within 18 months
Facing: East/West
Soil Types: Deep alluvial soil with grey rock
Age: 18 Years
Yield per hectare: 29 t/ha
Trellised: extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Flood
Harvest date: Early March

Machine harvest in the cool hours of the early morning at 21 to 22,5 balling and treated in the vineyard for oxidation with a small amount of SO².

Machine harvested grapes, pressed cleared in settling tanks over 48 hours. All work was done as reductively as possible. Juice was racked with a little bit of lees to fermentation tank where fermentation took place at around 16°C. Wine was pumped of the thick lees an stored on thin lees, with periodic mixing up of the lees every two weeks.

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