Boland Cellar Five Climates Chenin Blanc 2016  £9.45

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Built on the principle of collaboration, Boland Cellar has grown to become one of the largest producer cellars in South Africa. Through our ethos of working together with local farmers and growers, we bring together the finest grapes, talent and wine-making expertise from across the region, drawing on each to craft wines of true excellence.

The FIVE CLIMATES range of single cultivar wines are distinct regional wines, blended artfully from five different climatic areas in the renowned Paarl wine region. The style is marked by the sunshine & maritime influence of the nearby ocean that results in fresh, fruit driven wines that are popular with a broad target audience.

Vineyards are situated in the prime Paarl and surrounding area with varying climatic zones from where grapes can be masterfully selected for our Five Climates range. Granite soil provides freshness to the wine, while shale soil contributes to a fruity full mouth-feel. The grapes were selected from different climatic zones around the Paardeberg /Paarl and cooler coastal areas of Philadelphia. Vineyards are situated predominantly on north- north eastern slopesresulting in an elegant, fruit- driven wine. The grapes ripened at different times illustrating the diversity of temperature between the various climatic zones.

Harvested at 22 degrees Balling, the grapes reached the cellar in perfect condition to ensure cultivar flavours were retained. After crushing, skin contact was allowed for 4 hours. The juice fermented between 12 and 15 degrees Celsius for a period of twenty days. Fermented dry, the wine was left on the lees for a further three months, resulting in a wine with a full, creamy aftertaste.

This crisp, fruity Chenin Blanc is characterised by juiciness, freshness and upfront aromas. It presents layers of lime, citrus and fresh guava aromas. An elegant wine with typical Chenin Blanc flavours - a regional favourite. Delicious with chicken, curry or salads – or simply on its own

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