Wine Specs
Vintage
2009
Varietal
Chenin Blanc
Appellation
Golden Mile Bench VQA
Total Acidity
10.9 g/L
pH
3.27
Residual Sugar
13.5 g/L
Alcohol %
12.4

2009 Sparkling Chenin Blanc

The palate is rich with great depth of flavour from the old vines and the great terroir of the Home Vineyard with its Ratnip soil.
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Winemaker Notes
The grapes were picked clean at a low sugar level and then pressed gently, whole cluster, to a very low juice yield (475L/tonne). A cool fermentation followed using Prise de Mousse yeast and then the wine was fined and filtered in preparation for its next stage. Tirage bottling occurred in the spring of 2009 using a DV10 yeast. The secondary fermentation was conducted at cool temperatures in the bottle in the traditional fashion. After more than 27 months en tirage, the wine was cooled and disgorged manually by our skilled cellar staff. We added the liqueur d’expedition, topped the bottles and sealed them under an extra cool crown cap.
Alcohol %
12.4
Total Acidity
10.9 g/L
Residual Sugar
13.5 g/L
pH
3.27

Tasting Notes
The nose has an inviting finesse and elegance with pure harmony between tarte tatin character and the bready aromas from the yeast autolysis. The palate is rich with great depth of flavour from the old vines and the great terroir of the Home Vineyard with its Ratnip soil. The Sparkling Chenin Blanc shows flavours of baked apples, quince and anise on the palate with a gentle dose of yeasty bakery notes from two years of lees contact. Chenin Blanc is legendary for its racy acidity and the liqueur d’expedition helped to create a wine with beautiful balance and great length. This food wine is ready to be enjoyed among friends or for perfect romantic occasion!

Vineyard Notes
Road 13 wines express the special character of the Golden Mile. Our motto, “it’s all about the dirt” reflects our belief that great wines start in the vineyard. We respect our vineyards and work hard to farm with integrity. In the 2009 vintage we kept 4 rows of our famous Old Vines Chenin Blanc to use for sparkling wine. These old vines were planted in 1968 and they produce grapes that show great finesse and concentration. We expect nothing less from vines of this age and from great terroir

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