“I’m trying to tighten the screw each year,” says Franco Lourens of this electric Chenin Blanc based white bend with 40% Verdelho and 8% Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris. Focused, layered and effortlessly concentrated with apple, pear and greengage flavours, a nip of skin tannin and neutral oak. 2022-27 95/100 Tim Atkin MW
52% Chenin Blanc – Swartland & Stellenbosch
40% Verdelho – Stellenbosch (oldest Verdelho block in SA)
5% Grenache Blanc – Voor-Paardeberg (skin contact 5 days)
3% Grenache Gris – Voor-Paardeberg
Gentle whole cluster pressed. No yeast, acid or enzymes were added. The wine matured for 10 months in old French barrels and clay pot. Unfined and coarse filtration.