Morgenhof - Sauvignon Chenin 2012 - Dry White wine



Morgenhof - Sauvignon Chenin 2012
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On the nose and palate this wine shows refreshing flavours of lime, citrus and mango with a hint of floral tones. These flavours follow through onto a fruity, luscious palate which ends with a lingering crispness.

Sauvignon Blanc 6.34 hectares Chenin Blanc 5.4 hectares.

The Chenin Blanc vineyard is planted on W-NW facing slopes at 280-300 metres. The soil varies from medium to heavy textured, with a moderate stucture and shale mother material. The clay content varies from 10% - 15%.

27 Year old vineyard planted on N-NW slope at 160-180m above sea-level on shallow medium textured (10% - 15%), moderately structured (50% - 90% gravel) soil with a shale parent material.

The 8 year old blocks are planted on terraced S-SW slopes 180m - 240 m on medium textured, neocutanic soil with hydromorphic material of mixed origin (10% - 15% clay, fine coarse sand with 20% - 50% gravel.

Category(s):     White Wine

Producer: Morgenhof   -
ABV:   13%
Acidity g/l:   5.3
Appellation:   Stellenbosch
Body:   Medium Bodied
Brand:   Morgenhof
Country of Origin:   South Africa
Drinking From:   2013
Drinking Until:   2015
Food Match:   Mild Fish
Grape Type:   Sauvignon Blanc
Grape Type:   Chenin Blanc
Malolactic Fermentation:   No
Ph Level:   3.52
Region:   Coastal Region
Residual Sugar g/l:   7.6
Serving temperature Degrees C:   10
Style of White Wine:   Medium Dry
Suggested Optimum Year:   2013
Sweetness of wine:   Medium Dry
Type of closure:   Screw Cap
Unoaked:   Yes
Vintage:   2012
Winemaker:   Andries de Klerk


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Producer Information

The illustrious Morgenhof Wine Estate is situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountains outside Stellenbosch.

This area is renowned for the high quality of its grapes and the distinctive terroir is reflected in the character of the exceptional wines.

Owned by Mrs Cointreau, Morgenhof Wine Estate dates back to 1692 and consists of 212 hectares of which 74 hectares are under vines, producing approximately 35000 cases a year.

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