Ken Forrester has always argued that Cape Chenin Blanc can develop in bottle and this re-released example proves his point. Honeyed and intense, with toasty, honeysuckle flavours and aromas and the freshness that’s the variety’s hallmark. 94/100 Tim Atkin
The grapes were hand harvested, with careful selection. Barrel and tank fermented and left on the lees (9 months in French oak, 1st – 4th fill barrels), matured (on secondary lees) for a rounded complexity.
A full bodied, well-rounded wine with a complex structure. This wine is a great example of the harmonious balance which can be achieved between fruit and delicate oak/vanilla flavours, as they combine to form complex, soft flavours with sufficient body to enhance even spicy and full flavoured meals. Flavours bursts with dried apricots, pineapple and a hint of vanilla on the long lasting finish.
This Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc can be served with many varied spicy dishes, full flavoured fish or chicken dishes. Ideal with crayfish, prawns.
A true benchmark for relaxed enjoyment.
Grape Varieties : 100% Chenin Blanc
Region : Stellenbosch, Helderberg
Soil : Clovelly – (deep yellow sand)
Mature unirrigated vineyards with controlled yields
Yield : Low trellis and old bush vines. Approx 4 – 6 tons
Locality : South-south-west
Analysis : Alc 14% by vol
TS 6.3 g/l
RS 4.1 g/l