Jardin Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2019
BLEND: 100% Chenin Blanc
Total Acid: 5.4g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.6g/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: 36 years old.
Named after Louis Albert Péringuey, the 19th Century Inspector-General of Vineyards in the Cape, who led the fight against phylloxera and supervised the importation of American rootstocks onto which the various vineyard varieties were grafted.
French oak adds style and class to this magical grape. A contemporary and deliciously mouth-filling experience of white pear, quince, and green pineapple interlaced with a spicy complexity.
The grapes were harvested between the 20th of February and the 25th of February 2019 between 21.1 – 22.4°B.
WINEMAKING & MATURATION
After gentle pressing followed by cold-settling for 2 days, the juice was barrel-fermented in 228L in 4th fill Burgundian-shaped barrels and matured “sur-lie” in the barrel for 7 months with occasional “barrel rolling” to add richness to the palate. To accentuate the fresh citrus flavour, 42% tank-fermented Chenin Blanc was blended with the barrel-fermented portion.
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