The nose is subtle and enticing with notes of pear, peach, yellow apple, citrus and earth. The palate is flavourful but not weighty with a lovely grainy texture, a slight bitterness to the finish lending interest. As ever, a wine of detail and composure. 96/100 Christian Eedes WineMag.co.za
Patatsfontein Chenin Blanc from winemaker Reenen Borman and business partners Henk Kotze and Fritz Schoon as part of the Ron Burgundy Wines initiative is surely now established as one of the best examples in the country, 2018 being the fifth vintage.
From a Montagu vineyard, the yield was reduced on account of the drought that was then gripping the Western Cape.
The wine was vinified very hands-off and naturally to ensure it shows the saline/minerality of the slate soils. Naturally fermented in old oak and aged on thick lees for 10 months before being racked for the first time.
The vineyard is over 30 years of age and grown on Karoo slate soils in Montagu. This adds lots of saline and beautiful freshness to the wine.
Food matching: Sticky Quail & Grilled served with micro vegetable salad, yuzu & ponzu dressing.
RA 2 g/l