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Morgenhof - Sauvignon Chenin 2012

Dry White wine
Morgenhof - Sauvignon Chenin 2012

Country of Origin

South Africa

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  • ABV13
  • 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
  • UnoakedYes
  • Vintage2012
  • 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.

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