2015 The Den, Chenin Blanc

Tasting notes 2015 Den Chenin Blanc

This wine has a lively aroma and flavour of Persian melon and pear with an underlying savoury minerality. The wine has a great texture and a long layered finish with bright acidity keeping it fresh and vibrant.

The Vineyard

Chenin Blanc is harvested from a number of blocks on farms in the Swartland region, both irrigated and dry farmed vines of 20 to 40 years old. Finished with around 10% Chardonnay

Winemaking

This wine was made from ripe grapes picked to deliver a rich flavour and texture. It is made up from 3 different tanks produced in different ways. Approximately 50% of the wine was made with clean cold tank ferment, with about 25% being fermented with a small number of French oak staves and the further 25% balance, a “funky” ferment with lots of lees in the tank and a very slow fermentation to build glycerol and texture in the wine. The final blend was put together from these components.

Ageing potential

This wine should be drunk within 2-3 years of the vintage.

Wine Analysis

  • Alcohol 13.69%
  • Residual Sugar 3.36g/l
  • Total Acid 5.7g/l
  • Ph. 3.37

Awards & Accolades

Silver medal Veritas 2015
Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2015

Food Suggestions

The Den Chenin Blanc is delicious on its own. The wine has tons of flavours and poise and is a versatile partner for many different dishes.

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