Chenin Blanc 'J.'
Chenin Blanc, 'J.', Joostenberg
Fruit was sourced from two dry-farmed, Organic Chenin vineyards (38 years and 30 years old) on the Joostenberg estate and another neighboring vineyard that is farmed organically. The vineyards lie on the south western edge of the Paarl region. The climate is Mediterranean – i.e. cold, wet winters and dry summers. Soils are a combination of decomposed granite and Malmesbury shale.
The grapes were all hand-picked, some were destemmed before being pressed and some were whole-bunch pressed. Natural fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks at 16 to 20 degrees Celsius. Bottling took place after 3 months maturation on the lees.