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Sjinn White 2013

Sjinn White 2013

Region:

Overberg

Main Cultivar:

Chenin Blanc

Price Category:

R150-R200

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Tasting Notes

A barrel fermented and barrel matured Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Roussanne blend. With each new vintage the wines are showing a real sense of place. An attractive straw / yellow colour. A lovely mineral, pithy stone fruit nose with a hint of honey & nutty complexity. Fresh, full textured palate with a little less richness than 2012, but with more mineral depth. Just starting to show itself and should develop beautifully over the next year or so.

Food Pairing

Excellent with a wide range of food from rich fish, seafood, creamy poultry or as an aperitif.

Cellaring Notes

Best 2015 to 2020.

Vinification

Handpicked and carefully sorted in 14 kg flat trays in the cool mornings, to avoid any damaging and transported back to Stellenbosch. Further sorting in Stellenbosch and gentle crushing and 2 hrs cold soak before pressing in traditional basket press. The Viognier is pressed as quickly as possible and very lightly so as to avoid excessive phenolics. Barrel fermented in 225L; 400L and 700L French oak barrels, about 15% new for 10 months. Lightly fined with bentonite (natural clay) and bottled by hand unfiltered.

Technical Data

Alc%  RS    pH    TA    Free
SO2   
Total
SO2   
14.1 1.3 3.39 5.4 27 122