Accolades / Ratings
Winemag – 92 Points
Wine Wizard – 91 Points
Platter’s Guide – 4.5 Stars
pH: 3.24 | TA: 5.5g/l | Alc: 13.44% | FSO2: 28ppm | TSO2: 64ppm | RS: 1.9g/l
Harvest & Vineyard
The Chenin blanc for our Monday’s Child is harvested from a block grown at Karibib farm situated in the Polkadraai ward of Stellenbosch from a block called Bankrot Steen. This vineyard was planted in 1988 and is farmed dryland. We harvested this fruit at 21.5 Brix.
The grapes were chilled overnight and then whole bunch pressed. The juice was allowed to settle overnight and was then racked to old 500l French oak barrels where fermentation started naturally. After fermentation the wine was gently stirred on the lees to give the wine added mouth feel. The wine spent 7 months in barrel and then was racked off lees to tank. The wine was protein stabilized but did not need any fining or filtration before bottling.