Delightful aromas of sweet juicy melon, pear drop and fragrant grapefruit. On the palate, expect rich rewarding flavours of ripe tropical fruit and luscious citrus. Aromatic, fruity and well rounded – an elegant wine with a soft silky texture and vibrant, fresh finish.
The Chenin is a good company for alfresco lunches. Also great with grilled chicken or fish, rich pasta dishes and spicy food.
In The Vineyard
Dryland, low yielding, 32 - 41 year - old bush vines from Paarl and Stellenbosch.
About The Harvest
The grapes were left to ripen fully to ensure the development of the rich and ripe flavours and complexity and harvested at 23 - 24° Balling.
In The Cellar
Destalked, mash cooled with 4 - 8 hours’ skin contact and cool fermentation. A small percentage (7 %) of the Chenin Blanc was fermented in 2nd and 3rd fill 400 litre French Oak barrels to generate an added dimension of richness.
Both threatened and very rare, the riverine rabbit or ‘doekvoet’ (Bunolagus monticularis) is an intriguing mammal, currently classified as highly endangered. Originally thought to exist only in limited areas in the Karoo this elusive creature was discovered in the Rooiberg Breede River
Conservancy – the most southern point of discovery to date.