Strydom Danièle 2016 is a fresh vibrant Chenin Blanc with flavours of yellow apple, bits of citrus, nutty oats and honey. The minerally palate is backed with balanced acidity.
An exceptional year to start with. This vineyard on the Helderberg Mountain slopes was planted in 1988. Being this old the yield is very low which makes harvesting always a challenge, but nevertheless. The reward is worth it.
The grapes were brought in early in the morning and crushed straight into the press. The juice started a cold fermentation in the stainless steel tanks and after fermenting half of the sugar off, we decanted to barrels. After ferment the wine was kept on the leese for 4 months before sulphering and taking off the leese. This wine was in older barrels for 6 months of between 6 to 8 years old. Bottling was done in October 2016.
Soil and Terroir:
This single vineyard are planted on a South-Western slope on clay soil with decomposed schale.
Total Acidity pH
13.2 vol% 1.8 g/l
6.1 g/l 3.19