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Mary Delany Botanica Chenin Blanc

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  • Wine of Origin: Citrusdal Mountain
  • Altitude: 500m
  • Distance from sea: Approximately 30km
  • Soil : Red sandy soils (decomposed sandstone) over a layer of clay
  • Age of vines: Planted in 1957
  • Trellising: Bush vine
  • Irrigation: Dry farmed

The grapes for this wine were hand harvested at optimum ripeness, hand sorted, crushed and destemmed. The juice was immediately pressed and cold settled for 2 days at 10 °C. Half was spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tanks and half was spontaneously fermented in 4th fill 400 litre French oak barrels. After fermentation the wine was left on the fine lees in tank barrel for 9 months before blending and bottling. No malolactic fermentation.

Complex and elegant, with layers of pure, concentrated pear, citrus and stone fruit flavors, mouth-watering acidity and a tangy, mineral core.

Vegan friendly.

Production: 6256 bottles (2017 vintage)

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