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2016 Wines

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Conservation Coast Chardonnay

2014

An expressive cool climate terroir driven wine. Pale gold in colour. Hints of nougat and candied sweets on the nose, custard and sultana notes on the mid palate develop into smooth lingering flavours of vanilla pods and panettone cake. Delicate toasty notes balance the sweetness of the fruit. Rich and enticing. A Chardonnay experience.

Varieties: 100% Chardonnay

Conservation Coast
R390

Maturation

The lees was stirred every day for two weeks directly after fermentation and then twice a week for three months thereafter. The wine was then racked off its lees, given a light sulphuring and allowed four months maturation before being given a light filtration and bottled.

Food Pairing

Creamy, buttery fish dishes.

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Whalehaven Chenin Blanc

2016

An extremely elegant sample of Chenin Blanc. Light straw in colour. Delicate nose with a gentle bouquet of green melon and white pear develop into a more savoury melange of mineral notes with hints of citrus blossoms and candied fruits. Serve chilled.

Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc

Whalehaven
R100

Maturation

After pressing the juice was cooled down to allow settling, before it was racked of its lees. The juice was then inoculated with yeast and fermented between 12-14°C. The wine was then cleaned, filtered and bottled for consumption.

Food Pairing

An excellent food companion for salads, vegetarian or sweet and sour Asian style dishes.

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2016

Conservation Coast Pinot Noir

2013

A cool climate terroir driven wine. Rustic garnet colour with hints of purple on the edges. Floral and fruity notes of ripe cherries and plums give way to spicy tones of cinnamon and cloves. The fruit spectrum deepens in the mouth, yielding savoury, earthy flavours which complete a well-balanced wine with a full mid palate and silky tannins. A Pinot noir experience.

Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir

Conservation Coast
R390

Maturation

Fermentation took 14 days to complete before the wine was pressed and left to settle for two days. Thereafter the wine was inoculated with MLF bacteria and moved to barrel for Malo-Lactic fermentation. Once complete, the wine is then racked and sulphured before returning to barrel for a further 9-10 months of maturation before being filtered and bottled.

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