This vintage contains parcels from the Swartland close to Malmesbury, the Upper Blaauwklippen, and Polkadraai as well as some older vine parcels from the Paardeberg.
100% Chenin Blanc
|Wine of origin
|33000 bottles and 180 magnums
|May 23 2023
Winemaking and Maturation
The grapes were picked early in the morning, sorting in the vineyard, and whole bunch pressed. The juice was very lightly settled (we like very cloudy raw juice) with no additions to the raw juice, wild fermentation in took place in old barrels of various sizes. Fermentation lasted for about two months. The wine was kept on lees for around 12 months, then rested in tank on fine lees without fining for a further six months prior to bottling. Very simple, careful winemaking.
This vintage has a beautiful nose of apple and pear, sweet herbs and some delicate citrus. The palate is juicy and fine, with a lovely moreish intensity that makes great Chenin a joy to drink.