Tierhoek Chenin Blanc
Tierhoek Chenin Blanc

Tierhoek Chenin Blanc

R 121.05
This is the wine that put Tierhoek on the map – an elegant Chenin overflowing with expression
and flavour. 6 months of French oak add fullness and complexity to this mouth-watering wine,
while the minerality and stone-fruit acidity provide a long lasting after-taste. This wine will age
for 4 to 5 years.

Winemakers Word:

The grapes were taken from old vines planted in 1977. 80% were tank-
fermented to provide elegance and acidity ,and to add complexity, 20 %

were wild fermented and matured in 2nd
and 3rd
fill French oak barrels for

6 months.

Viticulture:
These 43 year old Chenin Blanc vines are all rooted on weathered
sandstone. They are trellised on an east-facing “skuinskap” system, so
the bunches are only exposed to the late morning sun. Irrigation is only
done during drought conditions, and all farming methods are organic.
Yields are 4-6 tonne per hectare.

Analysis:
Alcohol: 14.50%
Total Acidity: 5.4
Residual Sugar: 3.7
pH: 3.48
Free SO2: 17ppm
Total SO2: 84ppm