Only possible in special – riper – years, 2017 offers gentle barley sugar sweetness (33 g/L sugar) but acid tang to balance. Expressive and rich, with broad, textured palate that finishes clean. Natural ferment, 14 months in oak. 91/100 Fiona McDonald Platter’s Guide.
Most of this vintage was lost in a fire in October 2018. We are very fortunate to have a small quantity of this superb wine.
Each year Mother Nature has her very own agenda and our role in winemaking is to accurately capture the complex array of patterns that go into any vintage and to reflect the myriad variables that make each year so unique.
Hence this Première Selection of the most expressive, powerful extract of the vintage. Moelleux, a super-rich style of wine that is possible only in the best and ripest of years, is a wine to relish in its youth, but certainly a wine to respect in its dotage of you can keep it for the next 20 years!
GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Chenin Blanc
VINEYARD Region: Stellenbosch
Soil: Clovelly soil, bush vines
HARVEST Yield: 3 tons per hectare
IN THE CELLAR Fermented naturally on the wild yeasts and left sur lie in barrel for 14 months before being gently revived and bottled.