The vintage 2013 started off with cool temperatures persisting through most of January. A long dry spell followed with very hot temperatures in early February. White fruit ripened well and without any losses to disease. The cool January temperatures and intermittent rainfall favoured the development of localised botrytis in some of the Chenin Blanc.
VINIFICATION AND MATURATION
Grape varieties were picked across a range of different ripeness levels, sorted and whole bunch pressed after pre chilling. Fermentation occurred naturally in small French oak barrels and cement eggs. Total ageing was 10 months from vintage with blending occurring after 8 months. A light filtration and fining took place before bottling.
|Total acid||5.8 g/l|