Kalleske 2009 Florentine Chenin Blanc
Florentine is white-straw in colour. The nose is inviting with aromas of apple, honeysuckle, quince, herbs and nuts. The palate is medium-bodied with intense fresh fruit supported by subtle barrel fermentation characters. Well structured with a beautiful texture the wine finishes with a persistent length. This complex wine can be enjoyed now but will cellar gracefully.
Winemaking:The grapes were harvested in the cool of the night on 22nd February. They were then whole bunch pressed and the juice was settled prior to racking to fermentation. The juice was entirely wild fermented with native yeast and half the ferment was undertaken in Russian oak hogsheads and the other half was in tank. Partial lees stirring was employed post fermentation for added texture and complexity. The wine was blended and bottled after 6 months barrel maturation.