Dornier Moordernaarskloof

Vintage: 
2017
Origin: 
Stellenbosch
Varieties: 
Chenin Blanc

Boots brushing through the leaves
A cabin light flickers amongst the trees
The calm of night, the breaking door
The struggle, the fight, the red stained floor
Once more into the fray
He lives no more, but to this day

Bright, pale straw colour with delicate scent of wild flowers and fruit, especially Cape Honeysuckle. White peaches and pineapples with a delicate underlying minerality.
Tasting Notes: 
Bright, pale straw colour with delicate scent of wild flowers and fruit, especially Cape Honeysuckle. White peaches and pineapples with a delicate underlying minerality. The palate fully matches the nose with a creamy sensation and a texture that combines elegance and intensity and concentrated fruit flavours.
Vintage Conditions: 
Dornier is one of a select few wineries situated on the slopes of Stellenbosch Mountain. The Chenin Blanc vineyard used for the Moordenaarskloof is planted on the Keerweerder property on a site that has proven to be suited for making wines that express characteristics of quality and elegance. The vineyard was planted in 1986 at the foot of the Moordenaarskloof at an elevation of 230 metres above sea level. Although the plot is small it consists out of three very different soil types that contribute to the complexity and many faces of this wine. The vineyard is also known for the natural balance between growth and yield displayed every year.
Fermentation and Ageing: 
The grapes were harvested by hand during the cool mornings of early February. After gentle pressing of the bunches and cold natural clarification of the juice, fermentation was completed in old 300 litre French oak barrels. The wine was left on the lees until bottling as is unmistakable in the texture on the pallet. The wine was made with minimum interference to reflect the true character of the Moordenaarskloof vineyard.
Food Pairing: 
Good as an aperitif or served with starters, seafood or cold white meat.
Alcohol: 
14.4%
Residual Sugar: 
4.9 g/l
Total Acid: 
5.3
Final pH: 
3.4
VA: 
0.66 g/l
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