Sakkie Mouton Revenge of the Crayfish Chenin Blanc 2021
These vineyards are located on well-drained sandy soils, 5 kilometres from the cold Atlantic Ocean, receiving a cooling effect that moderates temperatures in the region.
Winemaking and Maturation
Grapes were hand harvested early in the morning and cooled overnight. Whole bunch pressed the next morning and settled for twelve hours without any addition of enzymes. The clear juice is racked off and taken to 3rd and 4th fill 500L barrels and batch fermented in stainless steel.
Natural fermentation ensued for four weeks. After fermentation was completed the lees was regularly stirred once a week for four months.
Post fermentation carried out over a period of eight months on the gross lees before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Granny smith apple, lemon, lime and orange peel. The minerality of seaweed and ocean mist, notes on the nose follow through to the palate. There are notes of white citrus, tangerine peel, tart green apples, tangy lemon cordial and subtle notes of fresh litchi juice dusted with rock salt, dried fynbos herbs and nori seaweed
12.93% Abv. | 1.1 g/l RS | 7.5 g/l TA | 3.11 pH.