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Olifantsberg Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2020

Olifantsberg Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2020
Olifantsberg Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2020
A delicate nose with hints of crisp apple, white pear and lingering pineapple. Elegant mouthfeel and texture to compliment a coated acidity with good depth of fruit.
Technical Analysis
alc 13.0
rs 2.2
pH 3.44
ta 5.6
Wine Information
Accolades 4 stars - Platter's South African Wine Guide 2021
91 points - Tim Atkin 2021
Brand Group Olifantsberg
Other A 38-year-old single vineyard bush vine located in the Breedekloof valley. The grapes are grown on a sandstone based soil with some old river deposited rocks. A joint venture between Olifantsberg and a passionate grower. Annual pruning, suckering & seasonal work is done by our team. High density plantings allow for more than 7000 vines/ha.

Harvested by hand and cooled overnight. 6 different picking dates allow us to build natural complexity. The grapes are destemmed but not crushed. Whole berry pressing allows for less phenol extraction during pressing cycle. Juice is settled overnight. During racking enough fine lees is added to the clear juice to ensure enough texture in the finished wine. Natural fermentation further enhance the complexity. 65% fermented and aged in 2000-liter oak foudres, 16% in older 500-liter French oak barrels, 13% stainless steel and 6% in egg. Maturation for 9 months on gross lees.
Winemaker Elizma Visser
Variety Chenin Blanc
BlendPercent 100% Chenin Blanc
  • Range: Olifantsberg
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