THE MARY DELANY COLLECTION CHENIN BLANC

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IN THE VINEYARD
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

IN THE CELLAR
The grapes for this wine were 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 400 liter French barrels. After fermentation, the wine was left on the fine lees in stainless steel tanks/oak barrels for 9 months.

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

ACCOLADES
Hailing from the fabled terroir of South Africa’s Skurfberg, this iconic Cape Chenin boasts a stellar 7 maximum 5-star ratings in Platter’s South African Wine Guide since its 2009 vintage debut.

Platter’s SA Wine Guide : 5 stars
Tim Atkin MW : 95 points

Alc : 14% | TA : 6.3 g/l | RS : 3.7 g/l | pH : 3.22

Vegan friendly
Production : 4342 bottles

IN THE VINEYARD
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

IN THE CELLAR
The Chenin grapes 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 a stainless steel tank and half was spontaneously fermented in 4th fill 400 liter French oak barrels. After fermentation the wine was left on the fine lees in stainless steel tank/oak barrels for 9 months before blending and bottling. No malolactic fermentation.

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

ACCOLADES
Hailing from the fabled terroir of South Africa’s Skurfberg, this iconic Cape Chenin boasts a stellar 7 maximum 5-star ratings in Platter’s South African Wine Guide since its 2009 vintage debut.

Platter’s SA Wine Guide : 5 stars
Tim Atkin MW : 96 points
Winemag.co.za (Christian Eedes) : 95 points
Vinous (Neal Martin) : 92 points
Jancis Robinson : 17 points

Alc : 14% | TA : 6.3 g/l | RS : 3.7 g/l | pH : 3.22

Vegan friendly
Production : 6256 bottles