Revenge of the Crayfish Chenin Blanc 2021
Grapes were hand harvested early in the morning, then taken to the cold room and cooled down for one night. This is done before being whole bunch pressed in an old basket press, and settled for twelve hours without any addition of enzymes except for a little Sulphur. The clear juice was then racked off and taken to 3rd and 4th fil 228L and 400L barrels as well as a batch fermented in stainless steel. Natural fermentation ensued for four weeks. After fermentation was completed the lees was regularly stirred once a week for eight months. Post fermentation carried out over a period of eight months on the gross lees before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
VINEYARDS: These vineyards are located on well-drained sandy soils, about 5 kilometres from the cold Atlantic ocean, it receives a cooling effect that moderates temperatures in this region.
The 2021 Revenge of the Crayfish shows notes of granny smith apple, citrus, litchi, passion fruit, Fynbos and kelp, with a wet stone minerality. The nose follows through on the palate, and the best expression would be a ‘’mouthful of west coast sea water’’.