The Collection Chenin Blanc 2018

R245.00

R245.00 | Club R208.25

LIMITED TO 3 BOTTLES PER PERSON

 

This delicate and interesting wine has a rich mouth-feel, is surprisingly refreshing, very fine with a lovely lingering compote note.

 

The 2018 Chenin Blanc is an extremely limited production. It was made from almost 50 year old bush vines from the Swartland. A beautiful expression of Chenin Blanc to drink now or cellar for up to five years.

Tasting Notes

Layered aromas of stone fruit, cashew nuts, jasmine and marzipan abound on the nose. Initially shy the wine opens up considerably. A rich and full bodied mouthfeel leads to an extended aftertaste with hints of tangerine and satsuma fruits.

Additional Information

Fermented in old French oak barrels

Varieties

Swartland Chenin Blanc

Harvest Date

Mid February

Analysis

Alc. 13.5% R.S. 1.9g/l T.A. 5.7g/l pH 3.27

Vinification

Made from 50 year old bush vine fruit grown under dry land conditions in the Swartland, this splendid wine was barrel fermented in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak for 4 months. The grapes fermented naturally and only 3 400 bottles were produced from the 2018 vintage.

Ageing

Drink now; suitable for ageing for up to five years if cellared under optimal conditions.

Winemaker’s Notes

“Layered aromas of stone fruit, cashew nuts, jasmine and marzipan abound on the nose. Initially shy the wine opens up considerably. A rich and full bodied mouthfeel leads to an extended aftertaste with hints of tangerine and satsuma fruits. I am delighted that this wine was awarded 95 points by Tim Atkin MW. And Silver Outstanding at IWSC 2018. ” Johnnie Calitz

Food Pairing & Recipes

Best enjoyed with roast chicken thighs, cured bacon, buttery prawns and vibrant greens.

 

Recommended recipe:

 

Wild rocket and parsley vichyssoise

 

Cauliflower souffle with goat cheese

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