Holden Manz Chenin Blanc 2020
holden manz Chenin Blanc 2020
A relatively cold and wet winter gave way to late and disorganized flowering. Our vineyard team had to apply plenty of anticipation and thought to deal with the changing and unusual weather which disrupted the regular pattern of activities. A generally cooler vintage has produced wines with exceptional elegance!
COLOUR: Mid lemon.
NOSE: An elegant, perfumed example of Chenin Blanc with symphonic notes of white peaches, orange zest, jasmine, citrus, freshly cut Granny Smith apple, white flowers and a whiff of river pebbles. Hints of buttered toast and the faintest expression of oak.
PALATE: Medium bodied with zingy acidity. On the palate pear, quince, honeysuckle, peach with lingering FLAVOURS of honeydew melon, persimmon and fresh ginger.
Hand selected bunches from three excellent vineyards in the Stellenbosch/Paarl border area and from Perdeberg. 100% from bush vines over 40 years old. Harvested during the period 12th to 27th February 2019. Berries cooled to 5oC prior to “Champagne” crush cycle. Clarified juice transferred by gravity to barrels and tanks for fermentation. Wild yeast fermentation with 20% vinified and matured for 6 months in a mix of new and second fill French oak barrels. All the wine was stirred continually on the fine lees. Bottled September 2019.
Roasted fresh Kingklip with seasonal vegetables. Prawn linguine. Herb roasted free range chicken.
Alcohol: 13.6% VOL
TA: 4.9 G/L
RS: 1.7 G/L
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.5% VOL
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: SOUTH AFRICA
GRAPE VARIETY: CHENIN BLANC
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