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Chenin Blanc 2010


Taste Something Worthy! Totus wines are produced in harmony with nature. Each varietal reflects the unique soil, climatic and growing conditions of this vintage and expresses its own natural characteristics in the bottle.

WINE OF ORIGIN: Coastal Region

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

The 2010 crop was smaller than the 2009 crop. The quality is nevertheless exceptional, even better than the very good 2009 crop. It was a tricky season, but the good wine quality of the 2010 harvest is a highlight. Harvesting initially took place under almost perfect conditions and most of the white crop was in before the prolonged heat wave. Due to the smaller crop most blocks could be picked at optimal ripeness. Chenin blanc had good fruit flavours and acid composition. Overall the grapes were very healthy and analyses good.

VINIFICATION

The fruit is handpicked in the early hours of the morning and only the best selected bunches are transported to the cellar. Crop levels vary between 4 – 5 tons to the hectare. Inoculation with selected yeast cultures followed with fermentation lasting between 14 – 21 days @ 13ºC. The wine then matures a further 6 -8 months in new & second fill French oak and undergoes second fermentation in the barrel on the lees providing complexity and richness.

TASTING NOTES

Rich tropical fruit flavours and subtle oak tones leads to a mouth filling wine with well balanced acidity and a complex finish.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol:     13.5%
RS:                6.5 g/l
TA:                5.4 g/l
VA:                0.40 g/l
PH:               3.30