The Hedgehog Nouveau

Light Bodied Semi Sweet White Wine

VARIETY: The Hedgehog Nouveau Natural Sweet

WINERY: Orange River Cellars

WINEMAKER: Willie Biggs

WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape

Floral, white blossom aromas. Well balanced and smooth fruity palate.

alc: 11,46 % vol rs: 37 g/l pH: 3,3
type: White style: Semi sweet ta: 5,4 g/l
body: Full taste: Fruity pack: Bottle
size: 750ml closure: Screw cap unwooded
ageing: none
Facing: South
Soil Types: Deep alluvial loamy soil
Age: 7 Years
Yield per hectare: 22 t/ha
Trellised: extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Flood
Harvest date: End of January

100% Chenin Blanc grapes are machine harvested 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.

Worked as reductively as possible and only free run juice was used. Settled for 48 hrs and light lees taken with racking. Inoculated with yeast and allowed to ferment @ 16-17Celsius. After fermentation left on fine lees (stirred up every two weeks) until bottling.