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.
Top 12 Chenin Blanc Rankings 2016 - Number 1 Ranking
The Chenin is a good company for Alfresco lunches. Also great withgrilled chicken or fish, rich pasta dishes and spicy food.
In The Vineyard
Low yielding, 42 - 48 year old bush vines on rolling hills in Paarl, exposed to south eastern winds, rain and lots of sunshine. Dryland vineyards planted on very deep soils.
About The Harvest
The grapes were left to ripen fully to ensure the development of the rich and ripe flavours and complexity. Harvested during the last two weeks in February up to the first week in March 2015 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 400L French Oak barrels to generate an added dimension of richness.
The Riverine Rabbit
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.