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Stellenrust 48 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2012
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Tertius Boshof
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 13.8 %vol
pH : 3.22
RS : 4.8 g/l
Total Acid : 7.7 g/l
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Off Dry


Accolades
2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition - Silver Outstanding
Tasting Notes
Grapes for this wine is harvested from a 48 year old single vineyard of Chenin blanc on the slopes of the Bottelary Hills, hence the number on the front of the bottle referring to age of the vines in the year the wine was made.
Blend Information
100% Chenin Blanc
Food Suggestions
This Chenin will compliment an array of dishes: from orange infused duck confit to lemon infused Norwegian salmon on a bed of creamed spinach and potato puree.
In The Vineyard
48 year old bush vines from Bottelary property planted in ironstone.
About The Harvest
Careful attention to detail and cautious treatment of botrytis infected bunches were necessary during the 2012 vintage to keep the wine as delicately balanced as usual. Two harvests were performed in order to reach optimal ripeness, but still avoid over ripeness and extraction.

Grapes are harvested between 22° - 24° Balling.
In The Cellar
The juice allowed to settle without enzymes over several days. The juice is then drawn off into a special selection of barrels and allowed to ferment naturally. Fermentation took just under 6 months to finish and the wine was kept on the fermentation lees for an additional 3 months.

Time spent on lees in barrel: 9 months in oak - 90% French and 10% Hungarian oak.

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Stellenrust 48 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2012 Tertius Boshof Chenin Blanc

Tel: +27.218802283   Fax: +27.218802284   Email: info@stellenrust.co.za  
Off the R44 between Stellenbosch & Somerset West, On the Stellenrust Road, Stellenbosch NU, Stellenbosch, 7600, Koelenhof, 7605, South Africa
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