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Overhex : Survivor Chenin Blanc 2016

$22.99 1 Bottle (750ML) |
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    A Crisp, Barrel-Fermented Chenin Blanc

    The Survivor Chenin Blanc from Overhex is a white wine made exclusively from the Chenin Blanc variety in the Swartland appellation of South Africa. The grapes are sourced from vineyards planted on deep red Oakleaf and Hutton soils with great water retention, which lend a characteristic structure to the wines. Here the vines enjoy cool Benguela sea breezes, which make for milder conditions in the summertime. The grapes were picked on a cool February morning and transported to the winery with dry ice and sulphur added in order to prevent oxidation. No skin contact was allowed and the free run juice was separated from the pressed must. Around 30% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks, while 70% was fermented in new, untoasted French oak barrels of 500L for 4 months before being blended and then bottled.

    In the glass the Survivor Chenin Blanc from Overhex displays a lovely, yellowish gold color. The nose opens with plenty of fresh lime and stone fruit, which is consistent with the palate that follows: a medley of apricot and peach flavors dominate. This wine offers a very pleasant, crisp acidity balanced with an excellent integration of oak. The finish is generous and zesty, with hints of fresh citrus zest coming through at the end.

    Western CapeSwartland
    Grape varieties
    Chenin Blanc

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable

    Country
    South Africa

    Sub-area
    Coastal Region

    Vineyard
    Swartland

    Region
    Western Cape

    Appellation
    Swartland

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Overhex

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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