Balance Winemakers Selection Chenin Blanc (case of 6)
To create this wine our winemaker selected only the most exceptional fruit, grown in prime vineyard blocks. This medium bodied wine shows a beautiful melange of guava, passion fruit with a hint of citrus.
The vineyards lies in deep red soils ensuring excellent water-retention and adding structure and fullness to the wines.
Cold skin maceration was carried out for six hours, juice then fermented in stainless steel tanks for three weeks at 12°C. Wine was left in the tanks on the lees where batonage was applied for a week. Wine was then racked and left on the fine lees till bottling.
The 2016 harvest was significantly smaller than the past three years, which were characterised by record harvests. Most warmer regions also saw a later than usual finish to the harvesting period. The smaller crop sizes ensured greater concentration of fruit present in the berries which resulted in more flavourful wines.
Goes well with oysters, seared tuna, pasta with a rich gorgonzola sauce and quiche.