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Chenin Blanc, Ava, 2021


Colour: White
Producer: Rall Wines
Region: South Africa
Appellation: Western Cape
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc, Ava, 2021

10 cases
Equiv. £32.50 per bottle

Tasting Note:

The more expressive, confident older sister to the shier, more reserved Noa. The most gorgeous texture here, the Ava Chenin 2021 marries a succulency of apples, stone fruit and honey with a touch of hay and oak and plum stones. Intense and reverberating but not heavy, just lots to like. Really long and focussed with a concentration and breadth that should see this develop handsomely in bottle. One of the Cape’s best Chenins. From schist-driven soils, fermented and aged in small, used oak barrels, the total production rarely exceeds 1,300bts.

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