tasting notes The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal – an iconic chenin blanc, a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey.
ageing potential Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.
blend information 100% Chenin Blanc
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.
in the vineyard Soil: Clovelly soil, bush vines
about the harvest Hand selected Chenin Blanc – primarily from low yielding, old bush vines (planted in 1974). Harvested at full maturity. Natural wild yeast fermentation in new French oak 400L barrels. Due to repetitive harvesting some botrytis is always present.
Yield: 3 tons/ha
in the cellar Natural wild yeast fermentation in new French oak 400L barrels. Due to repetitive harvesting some botrytis is always present. Maturation on the lees – total of 12 months in the barrel.
2015 - Top 100 SA Wines - Winner
2014 International Wine and Spirit Competion - Silver Outstanding
2014 Sommelier Wine Awards - Gold
Tim Atkins MW - 93 points