Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Blend: 100% Chenin Blanc
Barrel ageing: 5% in new French oak, 5% 2nd & 3rd fill french oak barrels; 90% stainless steel tanks for six months
Most vineyards were dry-farmed bush vines, with approximately 40% trellised. Ripeness levels varied across the spectrum to contribute a range of flavours and textures to the final wine. Once pressed, the free-run juice was fermented in a combination of French oak barrels (10%) and stainless steel tanks (90%). The wines rested on lees for 6 months before blending took place.
Serve at 12 – 15°C.
Appearance is delightfully fresh, showing pale straw-green hues. The nose has initial savoury, herbal aromatics leading to subtle stone fruit and delicate citrus blossom notes. There is a distinct white peach character, as well as a fine, very pleasing oak presence.
This wine displays all the hallmarks of a textbook Chenin Blanc with its fine, mineral textured, yet wonderfully rich palate, beautifully poised acidity and abundant succulent fruit flavours. It shows sensational freshness, and creates a long lasting finish that literally meanders for minutes after each delicious sip.