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Ou Steen Chenin Blanc

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R 395

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750 ml (Standard)

2016


Cultivar:

100% Chenin Blanc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

95 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

13.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: 16.2
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 8+ yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Helderberg

Tasting Notes:

A toasty marmalade, pineapple, lime and honey nougat character on the nose gives way to a fresh acidity on the mid pallet ending, in a long lingering finish, with tropical fruits and charry vanilla.

Pineapple
Pineapple

Lime
Lime

Nougat
Nougat

Marmalade
Marmalade

The style of this single vineyard Chenin Blanc was inspired by the great Vouvray Demi-Sec’s (literally half dry) from the Val de Loire in France. These lovely age worthy Chenins, of which Domaine Huet ‘Le Mont’ is one of Jasper’s favourites, can be enjoyed with spicy food, such as curries or with savoury sauces and is also a natural partner to wasabi and sushi. Due to the great natural acidity of Chenin Blanc (colloquially called ‘Steen’), it can result in wines with unbelievable balance and poise even with residual sugar of 16-19 g/l. This wines style is totally determined by the conditions and can therefore only be produced in exceptional years.

Harvested from a 0.6 ha, 38-year-old single vineyard, it is naturally low yielding at only 3 tons/ha, or 19 hectolitre/ha. Biodynamic (organic) practices are followed and therefore no herbicides or chemical sprays were used in the production of these grapes. The fruit was hand-picked in small picking bins to ensure that perfect grapes reached the cellar.

Whole bunch pressed grapes fermented with wild yeast in French Puncheons. In line with our ultra-natural and terroir-driven approach, the wine received no enzymes, no fining and was bottled unfiltered.

Aged in these barrels sur lie for 10-12 months.

Food pairing

Southeast Asian cuisine or pork chops with apples.

Pork Poultry Spicy Food Tuna
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