Vrede en Lust: Kogelberg Chenin Blanc 2014

A full bodied wine with typical Chenin Blanc characteristics of orange peel and citrus aromas. A rich palate with hints of honey and ripe fruit – the perfect food partner.

$35.00

Year: 2014

Winemaker
Susan Erasmus with Karlin Nel

Cultivar(s)
100% Chenin Blanc

Style
A full bodied wine with typical Chenin Blanc characteristics of orange peel and citrus aromas.  A rich palate with hints of honey and ripe fruit – the perfect food partner.

Wine Making Notes
The Kogelberg  Chenin Blanc is from a registered single vineyard named the Kogelberg block from Vrede en Lust’s Elgin farm, Casey’s Ridge.
The first bottling of a single varietal Chenin Blanc was in 2011 and received a Gold Michelangelo Award just prior to its release. The 2012 vintage received the same honors as its maiden vintage and the 2013 also boasts with a silver award proving to be a popular wine on this show. As far as could be established this wine is currently the only single varietal Chenin Blanc produced from fruit certified as wine of origin Elgin.
The wine was fermented in 225 and 500 litre French oak barrels using 2nd and 3rd fill barrels. The wine was left on the lees for 10 months prior to bottling.

Ageing Potential
Enjoy now or within 5/7 years from vintage

Wine of Origin
Elgin

Alcohol 13.5 %
Total Acid            5.9 g/l
Residual Sugar   2.0 g/l
PH          3.29