Limited Release

2020 DJL Chenin Blanc

$26.00
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This is our inaugural DJL Chenin Blanc, a limited Cellar Door release produced from a small parcel of fruit from a single vineyard in Yallingup. It is a a punchy, tropical and bright medium bodied, off-dry wine offering a wonderful generosity of fruits.

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Viticulture

Chenin Blanc
2020
Margaret River
Average Winter rainfall followed by a warm/dry Spring set up an early start to the growing season. Fruit set was variable, resulting in lower yields across most varieties. The warm Summer daytime temperatures combined with low yields saw harvest begin very early, at the end of January (one of our earliest ever) and all whites were harvested before the end of February. An incredible display of Marri blossom meant bird pressure was practically non-existent in the first half of vintage, and a short rain event after the white harvest offered some respite setting up the reds perfectly. Warm conditions continued throughout March, with all of the reds being harvested by the first week of April, our earliest ever harvest completion. In summary, 2020 will be remembered as an excellent vintage in Margaret River. This is our inaugural DJL Chenin Blanc, a limited Cellar Door release produced from a small parcel of fruit from a single vineyard in Yallingup.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw with slight green tinge.
The punchy bouquet displays tropical fruits and citrus with wafts of chamomile and nectar.
The palate is off-dry and medium bodied, offering a wonderful generosity of fruits. Ripe pears, pawpaw and fig combine with a bright acidity which balances the lingering sweet fruit finish.
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Winemaking

13
750ml
3.21
The fruit was pressed, without any crushing, followed by 100% barrel fermentation in select French oak (20% new oak). Wild fermentation was encouraged to introduce more complexity and the fermentation was stopped with a judicious amount of residual sugar remaining in the wine. All the individual batches which make up the blend were lees stirred throughout a fourmonth oak maturation period, without any malolactic fermentation. The 5 barrels selected for blend were put together in June 2020.