“Grapes from the Paardeberg. Matured for 10 months in older 225- and 300-litre barrels. Attractive aromatics with top notes of blossom and thatch before citrus and peach plus a little reduction in the background. Good fruit concentration with bright acidity and a saline finish.
Whereas many 2022s are looking quite voluptuous, this has a delicacy and restraint about it.”
Hogan Chenin Blanc 2022 Case
THIS CASE CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING
6 x 750ml Hogan Chenin Blanc 2022
100% Chenin Blanc
VINIFICATION & VITICULTURAL DETAILS
The Chenin blanc grapes were handpicked in February over three pickings from old, bush vines, planted on decomposed granite from Joubertskloof in Swartland, delivering only 2 tons/ha (11hL/ha). The vineyard block is irrigated and is east facing which contributes to the favourably low pH. After picking, the grapes were then cooled overnight to 10 degrees celcius and hand-sorted the next day followed by a gentle whole bunch press. No sulphur or any other additions were made to the must at pressing. Natural fermentation took place in 225L and 300L barrels, followed by natural malolactic fermentation, after which the wine received the first sulphur addition. The wine was racked off the gross lees in late November and bottled in December 2022.
Total acidity 5.5g/l
Residual sugar 1.6g/l
- Tim Atkin South Africa 2023 Special report: September 2023: 92/100
- Winemag.co.za: Christian Eedes June 2023: 94/100
- Platter's Guide 2023: 4.5 stars
- Neil Martin: Vinous August 2023: 92/100
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