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Mensa Wines

Mensa Chenin Blanc Pinot Grigio 2023

(2 customer reviews)

R85.00

This wine displays a charming bouquet with layers of fruit including green apple and citrus, ending with fresh tropical fruit on the aftertaste.

89 in stock

SKU: 6003747006308 Range:

Winemaking Techniques

Cold skin maceration was carried out for six hours before the free run juice was left to ferment in stainless steel tanks for three weeks at 12°C. The wine was left on the gross lees where batonnage was applied for a week. It was then racked and left on the fine lees till right before bottling.

Vineyards

The vineyards lie in deep red soils ensuring excellent water-retention and adding structure and fullness to the wines.

Vintage Conditions

Bud break were 5 to 7 days later compared to the 2022 vintage, giving rise to later flowering and a late start to the 2021 season. Rain and cold weather conditions at the beginning of November had a very positive effect on set and was a contributing factor to a better 2023 season. The cool summer conditions gave the 2021 season a start with a slow ripening period and grapes reached phenolic ripeness 3- 4 weeks later. These factors contribute to more fruit intensity and higher acidity levels.

Food Pairing

Cream Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Oyster Mushrooms, Thai Chicken Curry.

Appellation: Western Cape, South Africa
Varieties: 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Pinot Grigio
Harvest Date: February | Vintage: 2023

ALC: 12% | RS: 6.9g/l | pH: 3.6 | TA: 4.9g/l

2 reviews for Mensa Chenin Blanc Pinot Grigio 2023

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  1. Still not received 🤷‍♂️

  2. A blend of two of my favourite cultivars. A lovely fruity wine, a genuine crowd pleaser

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