The nose shows a top note of honeysuckle before peach, nectarine, bees’ wax, vanilla and spice on the nose. The palate is sweet, rich and round but balanced by bright acidity. It is, in time-honoured fashion, a wine with plenty of presence. 91/100 Christian Eedes WineMag.co.za
The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal – an icon Chenin, a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey. Will gain additional complexity with cellaring. Ken Forrester!
A careful selection of up to 10 harvests through the same vineyard – choosing the bunches at their peak, naturally fermented in French oak about 50% new and aged for a year in barrel on the lees.
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!
Enjoy with special friends as an exciting aperitif or with spiced dishes, even mild seafood/shellfish or curries. Great with exotic Eastern spiced foods.
GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Chenin Blanc
VINEYARD Region: Stellenbosch
Soil: Clovelly soil, bush vines