2016 Chenin Blanc Reserve

2016 Chenin Blanc Reserve

The grapes were harvested from low yield-bearing bush and trellised vineyards that were planted not further than 50km from the most southern regions of our coastline. These vineyards are situated on predominately southwestern facing slopes. A combination of sand and deep red soils with good water retention led to good root development, supplying the vines with optimum moisture during the summer ripening period. Yields averaged between 7 to 9 tons per hectare. The blocks were divided in two sections, bush vines and trellised, and the canopy was left without removal of any shoots on the bush vine section which was harvested later.