THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

CHENIN BLANC

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The Hills Chenin Blanc

Remnants of an old Chenin Blanc vineyard line the entrance road to the farm. The original vineyard was established on deep, well drained weathered granite soils located on the crest of a hill. The vines are trellised and the canopy managed throughout the season to ensure optimum phenolic ripeness of the grapes. No supplementary drip irrigation is applied, with reliance on natural precipitation. The crop yield is naturally low due to the age of the vines.

Blend: Chenin Blanc  100%

Winemaking: The grapes are cooled, crushed and pressed on delivery to the cellar. Fermented with Chenin yeasts in closed fermentation tanks. On completion of fermentation the wine remains on the lees for approximately 6 weeks before cold stabilization and light filtering ahead of bottling.

Tasting Notes:

Colour: Clear light green.

Aroma: Subtle melon, peach and citrus notes.

Palate: A crisp, well balanced dry white wine that served chilled will complement fish, white meat and vegetarian dishes.

Enjoy within two to three years of vintage.

Currently Available:

  • Chenin Blanc 2017