Kanu Chenin Blanc 2004

Chenin Blanc from South Africa

$11.99
Item No. 83887
  • white wine
  • WE90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2002
  • WS87
  • RP87
  • 2000
  • RP86
  • ST86
  • WS85
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Winemaker's Notes

The grapes were hand picked in the early morning from twenty two year-old low crop bush vines. The vineyards are optimally situated at two to three hundred metres above sea level in the prime Koelenhof area in Stellenbosch. After the grapes were lightly crushed, the free run juice was cold-fermented at 13°C. Reductive winemaking techniques were used to ensure minimal contact with oxygen, thus preserving fruit character.

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The vineyards and cellar of Kanu wines are located on the Goedgeloof (HOOT-ha-loof) farm, nestled in the Polkadraai Hills of Stellenbosch. The property once formed a part of the original Spier Wine Estate, granted to a German soldier by Cape governor Simon van der Stel in 1692. According to a veteran farm hand on Goedgeloof, Kanu was a mythical bird of promise. The creature"s...

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South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Chenin Blanc (SHEN-uhn Blahnk) Model of Versatility The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the Loire Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres, Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the...

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