Chameleon Chenin Blanc 2021
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.
BLEND: 100% Chenin Blanc
Total Acid: 5.8g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.0g/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: 24-39 years
A fresh and fruity Chenin Blanc, harvested from our oldest block of Chenin Blanc, on the estate. Rich tropical pear flavours, hints of quince and green pineapple, and a zesty citrus finish.
The grapes were harvested between 26th February and 8th March 2021 at an average of 21.7° B.
WINEMAKING & MATURATION
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.
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