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Michelangelo GOLD Award 2020
WineMag Prescient Chenin blanc report 2021 – Score 91
Platter Guide 4.5 star 2022 (93 points)
IWSC Gold Medal 2022 (95 points)
A pale straw colour with a bright golden tinge. Soft floral and tropical fruit aromas such as honeysuckle and melon on the nose, as well as lightly wooded elegance with undertones of vanilla and spice. The palate is loaded with stone fruit, figs, and a of hint citrus, which culminate in a crisp acidity and long finish. A truly well-balanced beauty
that makes this a winemaker’s selection.
The grapes were harvested by hand into bins the morning of 13 February 2020 and the second harvest a week later 21 February 2020. The first batch were at 22.5˚B and the second batch at 24˚B, we do the two components to have more complexity and depth in the wine. The grapes were cooled before lightly crushed and pressed. The free-run
juice was allowed to settle overnight at 8°Celsius using pectolytic enzymes. The juice is covered with carbon dioxide blankets to prevent oxidation. The wine is then inoculated, and fermentation took place in 225 litre Burgundy barrels at a constant temperature of 18 - 20°C for approximately 15 days. After fermentation it is bâtonnage daily for 3 months and matured in barrel for 9 months on its lees. The time on the lees give a creamy complexity and added mouthfeel to the wine. 20% new oak and the rest second fill.
Sandstone soils with a lot of stone fragments. Moderate Mediterranean climate. 1.6 Ha block with yields at 14 ton per hectare. Age of vines are 35 years in 2020. From our first vintage in 2015 this was made from the same vineyard and only this vineyard but only from 2020 it’s registered as a single vineyard and will be on the label.