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Footprint ‘The Long Walk’ Chenin Blanc / Semilon
A blend of Chenin Blanc and Semillon with pale colour and green tints. Grassy overtones with tropical fruit and a touch of heather. Voluptuous palate of peach, apricot and juicy citrus fruit. Medium weight with clean, crisp persistent finish.
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Juicy tropical fruit flavours of Chenin blanc complements the pear and citrus flavours of Semillon. Perfect as an aperitif or with light alfresco meals and mezze platters. Serve well chilled.
The grapes were harvested at an average ripeness of 23°Balling. Semillon was harvested a 2 weeks before the Chenin blanc and the varieties were handled separately before blending. The grapes were destalked & crushed, the mash cooled and lightly pressed. Free run and press vinified separately. Juice was settled for 24-48 hours to ensure a good clarity. The racked clear juice was inoculated with a selected yeast strain and fermented between 12 – 14°C for 21-23 days. The wine was racked, blended and stored cool (12°C) on fine lees. Prior to bottling the wine was stabilized, racked once more and lightly filtered. The blend consist of 55% Chenin blanc and 45% Semillon
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