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Dornier Donatus White 2014

Grapes 75% Chenin Blanc
25% Semillon
Appellation South Africa
Oak 10 months in neutral 300L French oak
Residual sugar 2.5
Sustainable Integrity and sustainability certified by IPW
Award IWSC Silver Medal

This blend brings together the opulence and complexity of Chenin Blanc with the freshness and rich mouth feel of the Semillon. The wine bursts with aromas of white flowers, crisp pears and stone fruit. The palate is elegant and delicate, with flavours of grapefruit, minerals, peaches and honey.

Most of the Chenin Blanc for this wine comes from from old bushvine vineyards located in the Swartland, where the soil consists of decomposed granite with a very sandy composition. These vines yield intensely rich, perfumy fruit. The rest of the Chenin is sourced from Stellenbosch vineyards with "koffee-klip" soil, offering minerality and finesse.

Different parcels are picked and fermented separately in 300 liter French oak barrels, of which 25% are new. The wine spends 10 months ageing on the lees in barrel.

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