21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2014
R 336.00

21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2014

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AWARDS:
SA Top 100 2016 - Double Platinum
Wine Enthusiast 2016 - 90 Points

WINEMAKER:
Jacques Erasmus

ORIGIN:
Tygerberg

TERROIR / SOIL:
Soil: Oakleaf
East facing Vineyards from the cool Tygerberg Hills.
Proximity to ocean 15 km

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Dry land, semi-trellised 40 year old vines yielded the grapes for this wine. The fruit was harvested in three parcels, beginning March, at a yield of 6 tons per hectare.

Temperature: Winter: 9/16°C, Summer: 14/26°C. Annual Rainfall: 700mm

WINEMAKING:
Grapes were hand-harvested in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled beforehand sorting, destemming and crushing. Skin contact was limited to 4 hours and the free run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation. The fermentation took place in 400 liter barrels. The wine matured for 14 months in French barrels, 46% new and 54% second fill.

 

ANALYSIS:
Alc: 14.71 % vol
TA: 6.40 g/L
RS: 5.90 g/L
pH: 3.46


APPEARANCE:
Pale gold with lemon-rind colour rim.

TASTING NOTE:
Soft aromas of dried apricots with an oak and vanilla undertow on the nose. White fleshed peaches, almond paste and windfall oranges on the palate.

 SERVE WITH:
Crisp pork belly, duck breast with honey and spices or pickled fish.

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TASTING NOTE

AWARDS:
SA Top 100 2016 - Double Platinum
Wine Enthusiast 2016 - 90 Points

WINEMAKER:
Jacques Erasmus

ORIGIN:
Tygerberg

TERROIR / SOIL:
Soil: Oakleaf
East facing Vineyards from the cool Tygerberg Hills.
Proximity to ocean 15 km

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Dry land, semi-trellised 40 year old vines yielded the grapes for this wine. The fruit was harvested in three parcels, beginning March, at a yield of 6 tons per hectare.

Temperature: Winter: 9/16°C, Summer: 14/26°C. Annual Rainfall: 700mm

WINEMAKING:
Grapes were hand-harvested in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled beforehand sorting, destemming and crushing. Skin contact was limited to 4 hours and the free run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation. The fermentation took place in 400 liter barrels. The wine matured for 14 months in French barrels, 46% new and 54% second fill.

 

ANALYSIS:
Alc: 14.71 % vol
TA: 6.40 g/L
RS: 5.90 g/L
pH: 3.46


APPEARANCE:
Pale gold with lemon-rind colour rim.

TASTING NOTE:
Soft aromas of dried apricots with an oak and vanilla undertow on the nose. White fleshed peaches, almond paste and windfall oranges on the palate.

 SERVE WITH:
Crisp pork belly, duck breast with honey and spices or pickled fish.

DOWNLOAD TASTING NOTE