Chenin Blanc 2020

Pielow’s Wines

Chenin Blanc 2020

The wine has a light green colour with a green tinge around the rim. The nose reveals a mélange of tropical flavours, delicate floral and herbal notes. The palate reveals a balanced wine with layered fruit complexity that lingers, ending in a fresh mineral finish

Harvest

Cultivar: Chenin Blanc

Clones: SN255

Rootstock: Richter 110

Age: Average 11 years

Soil: Structured red soils with coarse gravel and weathered shale soils

Yield: 6,8 tons per hectare

Balling: 22˚ Balling

pH: 3.50

Total acid: 5.3 g/l

Fermentation

The grapes were handpicked in the early morning and force-cooled to 4 °C. The Chenin Blanc was pressed whole bunch and the juice settled in tanks at 5 °C for 48 hours.  The clear juice was racked, separately inoculated and fermented with Vin 13 and Vin 7 yeast. The fermentation temperature was kept between 11 and 14 °C. After alcoholic fermentation the wines were racked and matured for 4 months on its fine lees, which was stirred every week to add greater richness to the palate. The wine was cold and protein stabilised and filtered through a fine sheet filtration prior to bottling.

Analysis

Alcohol: 12.47%

Total acid: 6.5 g/l

pH: 3.25

Residual sugar: 4.1 g/l

Volatile acidity: 0.45 g/l

Free sulphur: 24 mg/l

Total sulphur: 92 mg/l

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