Chenin Blanc 2011

Stellenbosch WO

L'Avenir vineyard. Vines are 32 years old on average.


Vinification

Skin contact for a few hours, then 14 days at 16°C.


Maturation

No malolactic to keep wine freshness.
Estate-bottled. All bottling was performed using L'Avenir state-of-the-art bottling line in accordance with strict quality control procedures.


Tasting Notes

Eye: Pale stream colour.

Nose: Intense nose with hints of ripe pineapple.

Palate: Round, ample, and rich fruity mouthfeel sustained by lively freshness. Good length with savoury fruity aromas.


Food Pairings

Enjoy it with asparagus with creamy sauce, thaï-style fish curry or aniseed flavoured seabass.


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

Stellenbosch WO

Stellenbosch WO


Winemaker

Gregory Viennois


Alcohol

12.0%


Soil Types

Sandy soil with a layer of clay underneath.