The Collection Chenin Blanc 2019

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

Additional Information

Fermented in old French oak barrels

Varieties

Swartland Chenin Blanc

Harvest Date

Mid February

Analysis

Alc. 13% R.S. 1.5g/l T.A. 6.8g/l pH 3.21

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 fill French oak for 3 months. The grapes fermented naturally and only 3 900 bottles were produced from the 2019 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 mandarin fruits. I am delighted that this wine was awarded 94 points by Tim Atkin MW in his South African Report 2019. ” – 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

Fact Sheets
Awards

Collection Chenin Blanc 2019

Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2019 – 94 points

 

Collection Chenin Blanc 2018

Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2018 – 95 points

Platter Guide 2019 – 4 stars

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 – Silver Outstanding

 

Collection Chenin Blanc 2017

Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2017 – 93 points

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2018 – Bronze

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2017 – Gold

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