Chenin Blanc 2017

R85.00 VAT Inclusive

Winemakers Comments

A medium-bodied and well-balanced Chenin Blanc with a lingering aftertaste of tropical fruit. Elegant pear and guava flavours followed by floral notes and delicate stone fruit aromas on the nose.

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Description

History

Lovane, located in Stellenbosch, is the smallest commercial wine farm in South Africa. Established in 2003, our first wines were bottled in 2006. Although only limited quantities are produced we always strive to produce elegant, quality wines from grapes sourced from the Stellenbosch region. The farm is owned by the Visser family, Theresa, Hennie and their twin daughters Andrea and Natalie. Our wine is made with curiosity, passion and love.

Winemakers Comments

A medium-bodied and well-balanced Chenin Blanc with a lingering aftertaste of tropical fruit. Elegant pear and guava flavours followed by floral notes and delicate stone fruit aromas on the nose.

Maturation Potential

The wine is ready to drink now, but can be enjoyed for a further 2 years.

The Winemaking

The grapes were harvested by hand during the last week of February. The fruit was cooled down overnight before it was removed from the stems. Settling and clearing of the juice took place next, after which yeast cultures were added. Fermentation took place at 12̊C for a period of 18 days. The wine was left to rest on the lees with stirring taking place once a week to add to the creamy mouth-feel of the wine and to ensure all lees flavours were released.

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol: 14%
Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/l
Total Acidity: 5.5 g/l
pH: 3.7

Additional information

Weight 2 kg

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