This vintage contains parcels from the Swartland close to Malmesbury, the Upper Blaauwklippen, and Polkadraai.
100% Chenin Blanc (Bushvines)
|Wine of origin||Western Cape|
|Production||11 094 bottles|
|Bottling||May 17 2022|
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.
It sits in the glass like it owns it, full of youthful arrogance and over-confidence, full of sunshine and raw talent. Stone fruit, citrus and apple overlay some warm spice. The palate is an intense, full flavoured mess of sweet and salty fruit. Joyful to drink.