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Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2014
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Stephan Smit
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.50
RS : 4.0 g/l
Total Acid : 6.1 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry


Tasting Notes
Pale straw colour. Expressive fruit aromas on the nose, following through on the palate. Apple, pineapple and passion fruit, with a touch of guava. Beautifully balanced wine with a complex mouth feel due to extended lees contact, still good natural acidity to give it a crispy finish.
Blend Information
100% Chenin Blanc
Food Suggestions
This wine can be enjoyed on its own, or with a variety of seafood or chicken dishes.
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Broken granite
Irrigation: Dry land
Vineyards: Bush vine against Bottelary Hills; east-west row direction

Koopmanskloof Vineyards and its wine making tradition date back to 1777. The name depicts the profession and location of an indigenous community who embraced fair trade with the first European ships to visit the Cape of Good Hope during the 16th century. Koopmans is Dutch for trader and 'Kloof' is a Ravine. Late owner, Stevie Smit, set aside 98 ha of
his farm as a fynbos reserve and started the Vineyard Trail - a 24 km walk through vineyards and mountain heath along the ridge of the Bottelary Hills. Adding to the outdoor experience, the 'Berghut' was built in 1983, situated on Koopmanskloof hills, overlooking the beautiful Cape Winelands.
About The Harvest
Fruit harvested at 23° Balling.
Yield: 9t/ha
In The Cellar
Skin contact only during separation from skins. Settling of juice over night in wine tanks. Removed juice form lees after settling. Juice taken to fermentation tanks to be inoculated with Vin 7, Vin 13 and NT 116 wine yeasts for fermentation. Cold fermentation for 2 - 3 weeks at 12° - 14° C temperature.

Other Vintages
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2016 Stephan Smit Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2015 Stephan Smit Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2014 Stephan Smit Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2013 Stephan Smit Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2012 Stephan Smit Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2011 Louwtjie Vlok Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2011 Louwtjie Vlok Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2010 Louwtjie Vlok Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2009 Louwtjie Vlok Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2008 Louwtjie Vlok Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2007 Louwtjie Vlok Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2006 Louwtjie Vlok Chenin Blanc

Tel: +27.218652355   Fax: +27.865607145   Email: info@koopmanskloof.co.za  
P.O. Box 19, Koelenhof, 7605, South Africa