Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc – Dry Dock Liquor
Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc

Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc

R 207.00
Tasting Notes
Grapes for this wine is harvested from a 54 year old single vineyard of Chenin blanc on the slopes of the Bottelary Hills, hence the number on the front of the bottle referring to age of the vines in the year the wine was made
Blend Information
100% Chenin Blanc
Food Suggestions

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.

In The Vineyard

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.

 

About The Harvest
Grapes are harvested between 22 and 24 balling and the juice allowed to settle without enzymes over several days
In The 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.
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