Stellenrust Chenin Blanc Sparkling Brut
|BlendPercent||Chenin Blanc & Muscat de Alexandrie|
It pairs excellently with fresh oysters with a cranberry dressing or spicy seafood dishes and proves to be great company for fresh garden salads with a coriander twist.
|Cellar||The grapes are whole pressed and only soft pressure applied to get out the purest juice delivering the restraint apple aromas Chenin blanc so pleasantly offers.|
The juice is fermented extremely cold in tank and then allowed lees maturation for about 3 months prior to finishing and bottling. The residual sugar is rounded to perfection by a splash of Muscat de Alexandrie just before bottling to deliver an exotic richness to the lovely apple and fresh lime acidity of Chenin Blanc.
|Harvest||Grapes are selected from specially grown vineyards in the Bottelary area of Stellenbosch. Bunches are picked at about 18-19 Balling in the early mornings.|
|Vineyard||15-32 year old Chenin Blanc vineyards (bush vine), decomposed granite, Bottelary|
34 year old Muscat de Alexandrie vineyards (bush vine), dryland granite, Bottelary
- Range: Stellenrust Super Premium Range