Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc
Grape: Chenin Blanc,
Produce of: Stellenbosch,South Africa
Producer: Kleine Zalze
Bottle size: 750mls .
Best with: Fish
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc is made using hand-harvested premium quality grapes from some of the oldest vines on the estate. The grapes were handpicked early in the morning and immediately crushed into holding tanks. We gave extended (24hours) skin contact to extract all the Chenin flavours to ensure good structure in the final wine. Only the free run juice was used and settled for 1 day before inoculation with selected yeast strains. The juice was racked into barrels for fermentation. No new barrels were used to ensure that unique characters of the specific terroirs were preserved in the wine. After fermentation the wine was aged on the primary lees for another 6 months before being racked out and prepared for bottling This produces this elegant, full-bodied wine. The initial fermentation is in stainless steel before being transferred to French oak barrels, a third new, the rest second or third fill.