Machine harvested at night when cold and immediately delivered to the winery for pressing. Chilled overnight and racked to fermentor. Inoculated with pure yeast culture. Cold fermentation for six weeks. Racked from lees and held only in stainless steel tanks. Fined prior to bottling and sweetened (1.6% residual sugar) with grape juice.
Chenin Blanc develops a wonderful honey, ripe apple patina as it ages. As such, if one prefers the fresh, youthful aromas the wine should be enjoyed within 18 months of the vintage. If one enjoys the patina that develops with age, then the wine can age gracefully for 3-5 years if stored at 55ºF-60º.
Average Harvest Brix: 20.8
TA (g/L): 6.15
A fresh and round mouth feel with intense fruity notes of nectarine, gooseberry and pine with a bright, clean finish.
A versatile wine to enjoy with spicy ethnic foods from Chinese to Indian. Also great as an aperitif. Serve chilled.
Gold - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2015
Gold - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014
Gold - Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2013
Silver - San Fransisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2014