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Wine Details
Kleine Zalze - Alastair Rimmer, RJ Botha, Kobus Basson and Norman Paulse in the vineyard

Classic Collection Chenin Blanc 2018

Coastal Region
  • 75cl bottle

Initial aromas of lime and citrus zest are beautifully intertwined with a virtual ‘fruit salad’ of tropical fruits. These flavours follow on the palate, and combined with the rich texture and elegant minerality, ensure a very long finish. The wine can be enjoyed now on its own or with sushi, roast chicken and creamy pasta dishes, but will also mature gracefully over the next 3 to 5 years.

Vineyards

The grapes for this wine comes from selected vineyards in Stellenbosch and Paarl. Owing to the nature of bush vines, careful canopy management was exercised so that no bunches were exposed to excessive sunlight and an even ripening of the grapes.

Vintage

The 2018 season was a challenging one with prolonged drought and water restrictions and frost damage in some areas. The dry weather did mean that the vines were healthy, with little or no pests or diseases being reported and grape quality was very good, albeit with a smaller yield.

Winemaking

All the vineyard parcels were harvested at optimum ripeness and vinified separately. All the grapes were given 12 to 24 hours extended skin contact before only the free-run juice was transferred to tank for fermentation. The wines were fermented at low temperatures with selected yeast strains to highlight each vineyards specific characteristic. After fermentation the wine was left for a further four months in contact with the lees before putting the final blend together.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted White Meats
  • Fish/Shellfish
  • Salads and Picnics
Great as an aperitif