Chenin Blanc

R160

Description

Vintage: 2019

Origin: Swartland

Varieties: Chenin Blanc

 

We source Chenin Blanc from old bush vine vineyards located in the Swartland. The soil consists of decomposed granite with a sandy composure. The vines are dry-farmed and yield intensely rich, perfumed fruit.

Tasting Notes:

The nose of this wine shows aromas of stone fruit and citrus blossoms. The palate is rich with concentrated flavours of yellow peaches and melons with a long, intense finish.

Vintage Conditions:
We source Chenin Blanc from old bush vine vineyards located in the Swartland. The soil consists of decomposed granite with a sandy composure. The vines are dry-farmed and yield intensely rich, perfumed fruit.

The growing season for the 2019 harvest was the first normal vintage after three successive dry years where less than a third of long-term rainfall was recorded. The mass of the harvest was also back to normal after the normal winter before the 2019 season.

Fermentation and Ageing:
The grapes were harvested by hand during the cool mornings of early February. A portion of the juice was fermented in 300 litre French oak barrels and a portion in stainless steel tanks. The wine was left on the lees for 8 months until final blending before bottling. The wine was made with minimum interference to reflect the true character of the remarkable bush vine vineyards of the Swartland.

Food Pairing:
Enjoy along with most rich seafood dishes, light style chicken dishes, salads and mild Thai curry dishes.

 

Tasting Note