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Chenin Blanc, 2021


Colour: White
Producer: David & Nadia
Region: South Africa
Appellation: Swartland
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc, 2021

10 cases, 5 bottles
£20.83 per bottle
10 cases
Equiv. £48.33 per bottle

Tasting Note:

The main Chenin Blanc from the Swartland focusses yet again on various Old Vine Vineyards, with plantings ranging from 1968 till 1986. The wine is based on granite from the Paardeberg, blended with shale/schist from the east, more clay rich soils from the north and iron rich soils from the western parts of the region. In total the wine is made from 8 vineyards, 18 pickings, different soils, different aspects, different vineyard ages, farmed by different people. This wine illustrates the Swartland, its people and its old vineyards. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented and then matured for 11 months in old neutral French oak barrels. Two components were fermented and matured in concrete (18% concrete in total) – one in a square concrete tank and the other in a concrete egg. Harmonious zippy fruit combining peaches, mirabelle, citrus and blossomy notes held together with the most wonderful mouthwatering acidity and tense, salty mineral notes on the finish. Complex but beautifully drinkable already.

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