Chenin Blanc By L'Avenir 2011

Western Cape WO

Grapes are selected in the best vineyards of Western Cape for fruity and balanced grapes.


Vinification

Cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks: 14 days at 14°C. No malolactic fermentation to keep lively freshness.


Maturation

Ageing in stainless steel tanks.
Sterile filtration to ensure a safe and long ageing potential, and bottled under vacuum
for maximum protection. All bottling was performed on the Estate using L'Avenir's
state-of-the-art bottling line, in accordance with strict quality control procedures.


Tasting Notes

Eye: Pale lemon colour.

Nose: Sweet tropical fruit with a hint of ripe pear and pineapple.

Palate: Crisp, fruity and rich.


Food Pairings

Enjoy it as an aperitif or with seabass carpaccio with watercress, tofu-based chinese dishes with ginger and coriander or oysters.


Harvest Notes

A warm ripening period in which the grapes matured to full ripeness with accentuated
fruitness.



Resources

Download the tech sheet (pdf)
Download the high-resolution bottle shot (tiff)
Visit www.larochewines.com

Varietals

100% Chenin Blanc


Appellation

Western Cape WO

Western Cape WO


Alcohol

12.0%