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Catherine Marshall Wines

Lovely length and intensity.

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With Amatra Chenin, Cathy aims to apply a classic, cool, restrained approach to a generally accepted warmer climate variety found in most of South Africa.

Intense aromas of peaches and glacé pineapple. Marzipan with fresh crunchy apple acidity fans out the tail on the finish. A rich mid palate adds breadth to the graphite wet stone texture throughout.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.0 g/L

pH

3.43

ACIDITY

5.7 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Catherine Marshall

VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

HARVEST DATE

March 2014

TIME IN OAK

8 months (40% of blend)

SULPHUR

Total: 113 Free: 28

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Elgin

Vinification details

Both cluster and berry sorting commences prior to being partially crushed. The mash is pressed in a pneumatic bag press where both free run and pressed fractions are treated oxidatively with minimal chemical applications. The juice is settled cold for two days and then 40% is decanted to old French casks and the remaining 60% is fermented in a steel tank for a month. Both components are fermented spontaneously and only 10% of the entire blend is taken through secondary malolactic fermentation to broaden out the mid palate. The resultant wine is then further matured for 8 months.

Awards

Platter: 4*

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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