Stellenrust 47 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2011

Product code: 13STE4B2011

A wine that's top of its class. This is a very rich tropical wine, with intense flavours of pear-drop on the nose, carried forward onto a creamy palate of well judged oak.

  • Country:South Africa
  • Region:Stellenbosch
  • Vintage:2011
  • ABV:14%
  • Residual sugar:6.2 g/L
  • Colour:White
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Chenin Blanc
  • Closure:Natural Cork

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Taste Scale: 8

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Stellenroost 47 Barrel Fermented Shenun Blong

Product guide note

Chenin Blanc is the grape variety that was used to make this wine. This wine has been fermented in an oak barrel which is quite usual for this grape variety. The oak adds flavours of creamy butter, alongside the tropical fruit flavours that come from the grape.

Production information

Producer: Stellenrust

Stellenrust bottled its first wine on the farm in 1928. Today the winery is run by the brothers Tertius (winemaker) and Kobus (viticulturist), and is one of the largest family-run Fairtrade estates in Stellenbosch, with 500 hectares of land under vine.  The brothers are committed to following their father’s dream: to give back to the workers, who themselves had given so much to the farm.

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Production note

Fruit is picked from the Bottelary hills vineyard where bushvines are around 45 years old. The number on the bottle refers to the age of the vines in the year the wine was made. Wild yeast ferment 100% in barrels. Allowed 9 months primary lees contact during barrel ageing. 8% Botrytis and a mixture of French and Hungarian oak.

  • Vegetarian Yes

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