GROOT STEEN Chenin Blanc 2016
Certified Single Vineyard & Estate Wine
Vineyard Age: 30 years
Picked on 8 March 2016
Location: Alluvial Clay Soil along banks of the Breede River
Production: 5 Barrels made (225 cases)
Winemaking: The winemaking is kept simple, old-school
3hrs Skin contact, then free-run juice
No Malolactic Fermentation
Time on lees 12 months
2nd & 3rd Fill Barrels (French 225L)
Analysis: pH 3.1 TA 7.3g/l RS 3.7g/l SO2 133 mg/l
Drinks well now. Can easily age 6-10 years.
Tasting notes: Complex and layered with hints of Pistachios, Almonds, Cardamom, Bay Leaves, Marmalade, Blossoms, Apricots, Cinnamon and White Peaches on the nose. Big juicy wine. The fruit follows through onto the palate. Well balanced and layered with a lingering marzipan and pecan nut finish.