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Chenin Blanc, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

A crisp and easy-drinking Chenin Blanc, this is infused with flavours of honeyed pear, golden delicious apple and luscious tropical fruit.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.3 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.2 g/L

pH

3.46

ACIDITY

5.7 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats & Clayton Christians

VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

FINED USING

Bentonite

TIME IN OAK

5 months (1%)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

2019 was a cooler vintage than the previous hot and dry years. Though the vineyards benefitted from decent winter rainfall, there were some latent stress effects from the previous year’s drought conditions. This resulted in some uneven budding, and careful harvesting was necessary to achieve a total pick of optimum ripeness. Cool conditions during the early part of the ripening resulted in high acidities and low pH, producing wines that are fresh, precise and bright.

Vinification details

The grapes were picked in the cool early morning hours, de-stemmed, crushed and gently pressed. The juice settled overnight and was then cold fermented in stainless steel tanks over a period of approximately three weeks. The wine was aged on its lees in tank for five months, with occasional lees stirring. A small portion (1%) was whole bunch pressed straight to 300 litre French oak barrels, where it fermented naturally. It was aged on the lees for five months for enhanced richness and texture on the palate.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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Chenin Blanc, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

This fresh, easy drinking Chenin Blanc offers vibrant flavours of honeyed pear, apple and succulent tropical fruit.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.0 g/L

pH

3.41

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats, Clayton Christians

VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

The 2018 harvest kicked off 7-14 days later than usual in most regions. After slow shoot growth initially, vines picked up the pace as temperatures rose towards the end of November. Although December and January were hot, none of the usual heatwaves were present. The rest of the growing season and harvest were notably cooler than normal. Vineyards were healthy with limited incidences of pests, diseases or rot thanks to the dry weather.

Vinification details

The grapes were picked in the cool early morning hours, de-stemmed, crushed and gently pressed. The juice was settled overnight and then cold fermented in stainless steel tanks over a period of approximately three weeks. The wine was aged on its lees in tank for five months, with occasional lees stirring. A small portion (1%) was whole bunch pressed straight to 300 litre French oak barrels, where it fermented naturally. It was aged on the lees for five months for enhanced richness and texture on the palate.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Chenin Blanc, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

This fresh, easy drinking Chenin Blanc offers vibrant flavours of honeyed pear, golden delicious apple and luscious tropical fruit.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.2 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.1 g/L

pH

3.50

ACIDITY

5.8 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats

VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

TIME IN OAK

5 months (1% of blend)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

2017 was an exceptional vintage. The growing season was characterised by extremely dry conditions, with ideal warm days and cool nights and none of the typical summer heatwaves. The drought conditions meant that there was no rot or disease pressure, resulting in small berries and reduced yields. Grapes retained excellent natural acidity and the vintage produced wines of great freshness, concentration and flavour intensity.

Vinification details

The grapes were picked in the cool early morning hours, de-stemmed, crushed and gently pressed. The juice was settled overnight and then cold fermented in stainless steel tanks over a period of approximately three weeks. The wine was aged on its lees in tank for five months, with occasional lees stirring. A small portion (1%) was whole bunch pressed straight to 300 litre French oak barrels, where it fermented naturally. It was aged on the lees for five months for enhanced richness and texture on the palate.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Chenin Blanc, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

Chenin Blanc is South Africa’s most widely planted varietal and the Cape’s signature white. This fresh, crowd-pleasing version offers vibrant flavours of honeyed pear, golden delicious apple and luscious tropical fruit.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.6 g/L

pH

3.45

ACIDITY

5.9 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats

VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

FINED USING

Gelatine

TIME IN OAK

5 months (2% of blend)

SULPHUR

Total: 126 Free: 36

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vintage conditions

The 2016 growing season was extremely dry and hot. It was the earliest harvest on record in the Cape, with Chenin Blanc being harvested two weeks earlier than usual. Warm, dry conditions helped to keep grapes free from any rot or disease pressure. Low moisture levels resulted in reduced yields. Vines produced compact bunches and small berries, which translated into wines of great fruit concentration. Ripening was achieved at lower sugar (and hence alcohol) levels.

Vinification details

The grapes were handpicked in the cool early morning hours, de-stemmed and lightly crushed. After eight hours of skin contact, the grapes were pressed and the juice was left to settle for 24 hours. It was then cold fermented in stainless steel tanks over a period of 2-3 weeks. The wine was aged on its lees in tank for five months. A small portion (2%) was naturally fermented in 300 litre French oak barrels and aged on the lees for five months for enhanced richness and texture on the palate.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Chenin Blanc, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

Chenin Blanc is South Africa’s most widely-planted varietal and the Cape’s signature white. This bright, easy-drinking version provides lively flavours of honeyed pear, golden delicious apple and succulent tropical fruit.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

5.1 g/L

pH

3.48

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats

VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

HARVEST DATE

March 2015

FINED USING

Gelatine

TIME IN OAK

5 months (3% of blend)

SULPHUR

Total: 134 Free: 39

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vintage conditions

The 2015 growing season was one of the driest and earliest on record, with Chenin Blanc being harvested about two weeks earlier than usual. There were none of the typical heat waves, and cooler than normal temperatures created ideal conditions for ripening and harvesting. Very little rain coupled with strong winds translated into very healthy grapes, with small berry size, good sugar levels and lots of natural acidity. Quality of the resulting wines is outstanding, with intense flavours and exceptional balance.

Vinification details

The grapes were handpicked in the cool early morning hours, de-stemmed and lightly crushed. The juice was then cold fermented in stainless steel tanks over a period of 2-3 weeks before being aged on its lees in tank for two months. A small portion (3%) was naturally fermented in 300 litre French oak barrels and aged on the lees for six months for enhanced richness and texture on the palate.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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