Sigurd - '19 Chenin Blanc, Clare Valley SA
Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc
Winemaking: Sourced from one of the most northern blocks in Clare Valley, this Chenin vineyard is around 57 years old which is practiced organically. It was picked around 11.5 baume and whole bunch pressed to 3rd use Russian oak puncheons and small about was fermented on skins for 10 days as whole bunches. The fermentation took about 20 days to ferment on lees with full malolactic fermentation as well and left in oak for 7 months, racked from oak once and a small amount of sulfur added before bottling.
Nose: Citrus fruits with some incredible whole-bunch and oak spice layered through.
Palate: Luscious and textural.
Our Notes: Have you ever had a Pfeffernusse? Despite being a French variety, this Chenin is the wine form of the German biscuit - Pfeffernusse. Textural, fluffy and spicey deliciousness. Oh so addictive.
Music Pairing: Nena - 99 Red Balloons