Chameleon Chenin Blanc 2018

Chameleon Chenin Blanc

Chameleon Chenin Blanc 2018

R85.00

BLEND: 100% Chenin Blanc

ANALYSIS:
Alc: 12.9%
Total Acid: 6.2g/l
pH: 3.16
Residual Sugar: 1.9g/l

APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.

SOIL: Decomposed granite and loam.

ASPECT: Cool south- and east-facing vineyards, 220m above sea level.

AGE OF VINES: 21-36 years

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This Chameleon Chenin Blanc is a fresh and fruity wine with rich tropical pear flavours and a zesty citrus finish, perfect for every day drinking.

Background

Chrysanthemoides monilifera is a fast growing shrub with bright yellow daisies in autumn and winter followed by edible berries. They love well-drained soils on hills and mountains, rich in fynbos. This indigenous plant is very popular with birds and bees which makes it a great home for the Cape Dwarf Chameleon.

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Location & Climate

The distinct ravine which embodies Stellenbosch Kloof harnesses all the qualities of a well-orientated compass. Varying elevations and aspects allows us to grow a selection of classic varieties to specific sites that optimise this expression through their location. The cooler south- and east-facing aspects, unique in Stellenbosch, hosts the more sensitive and aromatic white-skinned grape varieties.

Stellenbosch Kloof enjoys a cooler Mediterranean climate with maritime influences from False Bay, 14km to the south, and a refreshing breeze channelled from the West Coast’s Benguela current 24km to the north-west. These two breezes culminate at the top end of the ravine and bring in early morning mists, especially from False Bay. Consequently, temperatures in our mesoclimate can be measured at least 3° Celsius cooler than inland Stellenbosch during ripening periods. This adds a unique characteristic to Jordan wines.

Harvesting & Winemaking

The grapes were harvested late in February of 2018.

The wine was tank-fermented using predominantly Vin7 and Vin13 yeast to accentuate the fruit and flavours typical of these varieties. Selected tanks received extended lees contact to add richness to the blend.

Food Pairing

Perfect as an aperitif or with fresh summery lunches or creamy pasta dishes.

Spec Sheet & Vintages

2018 – Current vintage

Previous vintage

2017

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