Balance Barrel Select Chenin Blanc Chardonnay 2021 – 6 x 750ml

Balance Barrel Select Chenin Blanc Chardonnay 2021 – 6 x 750ml

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Balance Wines
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WINE DESCRIPTION

This partially barrel-fermented wine rewards with a medley of apricot
and citrus flavours. Showing excellent oak integration and a fresh
lime zest finish.

VINEYARDS

Breedekloof, rockey soils, with good water retentions. North facing
slopes.

WINEMAKING TECHNIQUES

The Chardonnay wine was aged in second fill French oak Sylvain
barrels, 500 lt ,for an average of 5 months. The Chenin blanc was
fermented with French oak staves. The wine was racked of the staves
after fermentation.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS
Bud break was 5 to 7 days later compared to the 2020 vintage, giving
rise to later flowering and a late start to the 2021 season. Rain and
cold weather conditions at the beginning of November had a very
positive eect on set and was a contributing factor to a better 2021
season. The cool summer conditions gave the 2021 season a start with
a slow ripening period and grapes reached phenolic ripeness 3- 4
weeks later. These factors contribute to more fruit intensity and
higher acidity levels.

FOOD PAIRING

Roasted chicken, creamy pasta

ANALYSIS:

ALC: 12.5% • RS: 5.7g/l • PH: 3.5 • TA: 5.7g/l
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