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Remhoogte Honeybunch Chenin Blanc 2021

Remhoogte Honeybunch Chenin Blanc 2021

R280,00

Only the exposed bunches on the morning sun side of Remhoogte’s 35 year old Chenin Blanc vineyard are selected for this wine, they turn gold in colour as a result of their exposure giving the wine a unique honeyed character. This wine is fermented with the wild/indigenous yeasts in older French oak barrels giving it an incredible complexity showing rich, honeyed fruit with a bright acidity leading into a delicious savoury finish.

Specifications

SKU: REM-001
Alcohol Volume: 13.74%
Sugar G/L: 5.5
Type of wine: White Wine
Cultivar: Chenin Blanc
Food Pairing: Seafood, Spicy Food, Vegetables

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In the cellar

This wine is fermented by the grapes going through 12 hour maceration on the skins in the press before pressing commences. After an overnight settling the juice is then put into 225L and 300L French oak barrels and fermented wild. Fermentation was slow and took 8 months to complete - a result of higher than normal fructose levels, an effect of the drought. The wine goes through malolactic fermentation and 1 year maturation, on the heavy lees, in the same barrels before being racked and bottled.

In the vineyard

The vineyard rows run from North East to South West and the vines are on a low single strand trellis. This row direction exposes the morning sun side to the prevailing summer wind out the south and shelters these bunches from the harsher afternoon sun. The Honeybunch is made from the first pick through this vineyard. Only the exposed bunches on the morning sun side are harvested for this wine. They turn a golden colour as a result of their exposure to the sun and they develop a unique honeyed character.

Ageing

This wine can be enjoyed now, however, it ages beautifully and can be aged for ten years if stored in the proper and appropriate conditions.

Cultivar

Chenin Blanc

Food Pairing

This wine compliments any spicy dish, creamy risotto or shellfish.

Awards and Recognition

Gold at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
Rated 93 Points by Tim Atkin South Africa Report
Rated 93 Points by Christiaan Eedes
Rated 91 Points by Wine Advocate
Top 10 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Challenge
4.5 Stars (Nominated for 5) – Platter’s Wine Guide

About the Wine Estate

Set in the heart of the Cape Winelands and a short drive from Stellenbosch and Cape Town the Remhoogte Estate offers a beautiful setting to experience their wines. All wines are available for tasting and their professional staff will offer you an informative and friendly tasting. The summer tastings are set outside with picturesque views of the Stellenbosch mountains, Remhoogte's vineyards and a wildlife camp stocked with Zebra, Wildebeest and Springbok. In winter, warm up next to the fireplace while you enjoy the wines on their own or paired with local artisanal cheeses.

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