Survivor Chenin Blanc 2021

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Survivor Chenin Blanc 2021

R170

A barrel-fermented wine that rewards with a medley of apricot, peach and soft
tropical flavours. The integrated palate showcases rounded oak integration and a fresh lime zest with mineral notes on the finish.

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A barrel-fermented wine that rewards with a medley of apricot, peach and soft
tropical flavours. The integrated palate showcases rounded oak integration and a fresh lime zest with mineral notes on the finish.

Grapes were sourced from a selection of low-yielding (6 – 7 t/ha) vineyard blocks located on DB Rust’s Swartland farm, Constantia. The soils are deep red Oakleaf and Hutton ensuring excellent water-retention and adding structure and fullness to the wines. The vines have been planted in such a way to benefit optimally from the cool Benguela current sea breezes. These breezes cause summer temperatures to range between 20 – 30°C.

The grapes were harvested at 22° Balling and picking was done in the early morning hours to ensure the grapes arrived cool at the cellar. Dry ice and sulphur were used to protect the grapes from oxidation during transportation. No skin contact was given and the free run juice was separated from the press juice. Reductive winemaking practises were followed to retain as much flavour and complexity in the wine as possible. 30% of the Chenin blanc was fermented in stainless steel tanks. After inoculation, the fermentation temperature was kept at around 12°C for 3 weeks. 70% of the Chenin blanc underwent barrel fermentation in 100% first fill 500L untoasted Sylvain French Oak barrels. Laffort’s X5 yeast was used. The barrels were rolled once daily after fermentation followed by once a month for four months. The wine was matured in barrel for four months before being blended and bottled.

With even budburst and cooler summer conditions gave the 2021 season a start with a slower ripening period. Grapes reached phenolic ripeness with good acidity and lower pH levels. The season was characterised by healthy, full-flavoured grapes.

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SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDEX AWARDS 2020
Survivor Chenin Blanc Grand Gold

MICHELANGELO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2019
Survivor Chenin Blanc 2019 Silver

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2018
Survivor Chenin Blanc 2018 Silver

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2018
Survivor Chenin Blanc 2017 Silver Outstanding

3 reviews for Survivor Chenin Blanc 2021

Rachie Müller

Simply divine! Great complexity and flavour.

Sharika Geldenhuys

Absolute favourite to pair with a light lunch, perfect summer wine!

Maureen Schoonwinkel

An all time favourite in the range! I have been enjoying this wine for numerous years and it just keeps on getting better!!

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