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1 CULTIVATION OF CHENIN BLANC CHENIN BLANC ASSOCIATION

2 Outline Introduction Long term practices Short term practices Windmeul Chenin blanc Questions

3 Chenin blanc in South Africa Versatile cultivar Suitable to most localities & areas At present – ha Most ha % – Malmesbury 18% Paarl 18% Breedekloof 14%

4 Total Hectares to 2008

5 Production to 2008

6 Chenin blanc Medium to strong growth Upright growth pattern Budding & Harvest relatively early Internodes short Watershoots Capable of high productions Compact bunch – susceptible to rot Second crop Various clones

7 Long term practices Planning of vineyard Critical importance Identify locality and determine soil potential Wine objective Market

8 Long term practices Soil preparation Deep & buffered root system Chemical adjustments Correct method/implement Soil studies Row width and plant spacing Trellis or bush vine (Economy) Irrigation vs dry land Planting of vines Rootstock

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11 Long term practices Vine training Bush vine: raised from soil surface well developed crown bearer arms equally distributed Trellis: upright stem well developed split cordon arms bearers well spaced

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16 Objectives of practices Naturally balanced vineyard Minimal inputs Homogenous block & grapes Canopy well airated & well exposed Not too vigorous

17 Short term practices Correct vine training Pruning according to vine potential correct practices Canopy management suckering tip/top shoot positioning leaf removal according to wine objective

18 Short term practices Fertiliser programme Irrigation Pest and disease control Tillage

19 Harvest planning Wine style Market related production Chemical analysis Viticultural characteristic s

20 WINDMEUL Chenin blanc Agter-Paarl Planted: 1966 and 1979 Clone: unknown Soil: Glenrosa & Oakleaf Rootstock: Metallica, R110 and Mgt Dry land, bush vine Aspect: East Row direction: NW-SO

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22 WINDMEUL Chenin blanc Pruning: arms spur pruned Suckering: crown, stem & arms Top/Tip: cm shoot length follow up Second crop: removed Production: T/Ha

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26 WINDMEUL Chenin blanc Harvest details Balling: 24 Acid: 6.7 g/L pH: 3.4 Wine analysis Alcohol: 14% Acid: 6.6 g/L pH: 3.45 RS: 2.6 g/L

27 THANK YOU !


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