Franschhoek Cellars - La Cotte Chenin Blanc
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Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Grape: Chenin Blanc
About: Old mill houses were once a common feature on the landscape of the valley, and La Cotte is one of the few original mills that remain. This artisanal workhouse was restored in 1989 by the Franschhoek Conservation Trust in association with our Franschhoek Cellar. Our Chenin Blanc pays homage to this valued landmark.
The vineyards vary in age from 3 to 30 years. The vineyards are planted on a variety of soil types for optimal performance. A combination of trellised and bush vines with a yield of between 5 and 11 tons per hectare.
Tasting Notes: Animated pineapple, fleshy peach, nectarine and honeysuckle aromas supported by a line of bright citrus and tropical fruit that blossom with leesy intrigue on the palate and finish with zesty freshness and grace.
The grapes undergo a long, cool fermentation in stainless steel followed by four months on the lees with occasional stirring for added richness and complexity.
Best served chilled at 6°C to 8°C for delicious, easy drinking with or without food. Great with sushi, roast chicken, creamy pasta, veal schnitzels or fishermans pie.
Alcohol %: 12.5%
Unit size: 750ml