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Aravina Estate Chenin Blanc

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This bright, off-dry style of Chenin is something different for those who like a kiss of sweetness in their wines. Smells of tropical fruit salad, citrus and apples leap out of the glass, whilst the palate is a bit more medium-bodied, with melon and lemon flavours, hits of sweetness, a slight talciness to the texture, and a bright, slightly sweet finish. This would be great with spicy Thai food, or some seared scallops.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2014 Chenin was harvested in the early hours of the morning on March 4 2014. On arrival to the winery, the fruit was de-stemmed, crushed and the must chilled en-route to the press. The juice was settled for three days before being racked clear, warmed and inoculated for fermentation. The fermentation was held at 15°C in stainless steel tanks and was stopped prior to the wine completing fermentation to retain natural sweetness. The wine was racked off yeast lees, fined and stabilised before being filtered and bottled.

Appearance: Pale lemon

Nose: Aromas of fresh melon, lime and preserved lemon with underlying red apples.

Palate: An off-dry and fruit driven style of Chenin that displays lime and quince flavours, with a hint of sweetness balanced by a fresh, crisp acidic backbone.

Cellaring: Enjoy now.

Alcohol: 14.1%

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