Pella

Kanniedood Chenin Blanc

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R 160

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750 ml (Standard)

2018


Cultivar:

100% Chenin Blanc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

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Specifications:

13.05% alc vol Sugar g/l: 3.6
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 5+ years
Origin: Swartland Appellation: Swartland

Tasting Notes:

Rich layers of citrus, peach and apple blossom, enhanced by a buttery mouth feel, lifted by a fresh acidity.

Citrus
Citrus

Peach
Peach

Toffee
Toffee

Apple Blossom
Apple Blossom

The name Pella means “place of gathering” which refers to the union of terroir and vines. When I started my search for exceptional single vineyards right through the Western Cape many years ago, there were several factors I had to keep in mind, e.g. the right variety for the right slope, bush vines versus trellised, depth of the soil, clay content, microclimate, age of the vines and equilibrium of the vineyard. All of these are factors that are crucial to the quality of the wine in the end. My search for coastal vineyards was all about perfect equilibrium. I looked for older vines with minimum vegetative growth, therefore a good balance. “The age of a vine in itself does not guarantee quality wine; it must still be planted in the right soil. The soil is crucial. It must be well drained with a high clay content to ensure a steady, but moderate water supply during the hot summer months of the Cape.”

Hand harvested, sorted and de-stemmed. Old hardy bush vines, surviving decades of formidable conditions, resulting in highly complex fruit; hence the name ‘Kanniedood’, meaning ‘cant die/diehard’ in Afrikaans. Yielding only 2.5 tons per hectare.

Fruit undergoes fermentation in French and Hungarian oak.

After fermentation the wine remains in barrels for a further 12 months for natural stabilization. Bâtonnage is carried out on a scheduled basis, to add complexity and a ‘buttery’ mouth feel.

Food pairing

Cheese, Crab, Rich Fish, Lamb, Sushi, Thai, Roast Vegetables, White Meat.

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