Usana wines can be found on Klein Welmoed farm outside of Stellenbosch. It is owned by brothers J. P and Pierre Winshaw. Usana is a Xhosa word meaning ‘a new beginning’ or ‘a baby’. Klein Welmoed farm is 300 ha and 70 ha of that was used to produce about 25000 bottles in a year.
Cultivar: Chenin Blanc (100%)
Wine of Origin: Elgin
In the Vineyards: All the grapes came from a block on a family farm in Elgin. All the vineyards are trellised. All grapes are harvested by hand in individual bins in optimal conditions to ensure true quality from beginning to end.
In the Cellar: We do whole bunch press. The wine was naturally fermented in French oak barrels. The wine spent 11 months in the barrel before bottling. 100% of the wine was fermented and aged in older barrels.
Analysis: Alcohol: 13.5% Residual Sugar: 2.2 g/l Total Acidity: 5.3g/l pH: 3.31
Aging Potential: We believe that our wine improves with age and will drink at its best after a year or two of being in the bottle. The aging potential is up to 5 years.
Serving suggestions: The Usana Chenin Blanc will pair well with cream or butter poultry dishes. It will also pair well with seafood such as salmon and tuna as well as lighter pork dishes.