Morgenhof - Sauvignon Chenin 2012Dry White wine
Country of OriginSouth Africa
- Acidity g/l5.3
- BodyMedium Bodied
- Drinking From2013
- Drinking Until2015
- Food MatchMild Fish
- Grape TypeChenin Blanc
- Grape TypeSauvignon Blanc
- Malolactic FermentationNo
- Ph Level3.52
- Residual Sugar g/l7.6
- Serving temperature Degrees C10
- Style of White WineMedium Dry
- Suggested Optimum Year2013
- Sweetness of wineMedium Dry
- Type of closureScrew Cap
- WinemakerAndries de Klerk
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.