Stellenrust 54 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2018
|BlendPercent||100% Chenin Blanc|
This Chenin will compliment an array of dishes: from orange infused duck confit to lemon infused Norwegian salmon on a bed of creamed spinach and potato puree.
|Cellar||The juice is then drawn off into a special selection of barrels and allowed to ferment naturally. Fermentation took just under 8 months to finish and the wine was kept on the fermentation lees for an additional 1 month. 9 months in oak: 90% French and 10% Hungarian oak.|
|Harvest||Grapes are harvested between 22 and 24 balling and the juice allowed to settle without enzymes over several days|
Again careful attention to every grape coming into the cellar was necessary in the dry and arid 2018 vintage. Even though warmer temperatures than normal occurred during the harvest, hanging time was in line with other vintages. Botrytis development also took some time but did eventually occur after mid March drizzles.
54 year old bush vines from Bottelary property planted in ironstone.
- Range: Stellenrust Super Premium Range