The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal – an icon chenin blanc and a challenge to the world!
Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey. Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.
VINEYARD Region: Stellenbosch
SOIL: Clovelly soil, bush vines
HARVEST Hand selected – primarily from low yielding, old bush vines (planted in 1974). Harvested at full maturity. Yield: 3 tons per hectare
IN THE CELLAR Maturation on the lees – total of 12 months in the barrel.
ANALYSIS Alc. 13.0 TA 6.2 RS 7.6 pH 3.34
FOOD SUGGESTIONS Enjoy with special friends as an exciting aperitif or with spiced dishes, even mild seafood/ shellfish or curries. Great with exotic Eastern spiced foods.
ACCOLADES: The FMC 2017 IWSC 2018 – Silver Outstanding SA Wine Index – Platinum 95+ points The FMC 2016 National Wine Challenge /Top 100 2018 – Double Gold Harpers Wine Stars 2018 – 4 stars Gilbert & Gaillard Int. Challenge 2018 – Gold Tim Atkin South African Report – 95 points Platter’s 2019: 4½ stars The FMC 2015 Robert Parker – 94 points SA Wine Index – Platinum 95+ points and Certificate of Excellence Platter’s 2018: 4½ stars