The Wine: Juicy tropical fruit flavours of Chenin blanc complements the pear and citrus flavours of Semillon.
Food Pairing: Perfect as an aperitif or with light alfresco Dimension meals and mezzo platters. Serve well chilled.
Grape: 45% Semillon,55%Chenin Blanc
Producer: African pride wines
Winemaker: Mike Graham
Wine Region: Western Cape
At a Glance: ABV:12.9% RS :1.7gl PH :3.4 TA :5.1gl
TYPE : White CLOSURE : Screw cap
In the Vineyard:The grapes were harvested at an average ripeness of 23°Balling. Semillon was harvested a 2 weeks before the Chenin blanc and the varieties were handled separately before blending.
In the cellar:The grapes were destalked & crushed, the mash cooled and lightly pressed. Free run and press vinified separately. Juice was settled for 24-48 hours to ensure a good clarity. The racked clear juice was inoculated with a selected yeast strain and fermented between 12 – 14°C for 21-23 days. The wine was racked, blended and stored cool (12°C) on fine lees. Prior to bottling the wine was stabilized, racked once more and lightly filtered. The blend consist of 55% Chenin blanc and 45% Semillon.