21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2019

Honouring our farm's architectural legacy: an unrivalled 21 unique Cape Dutch gables.



The apple of our Cellar Master’s eye (and a favourite of the critics), this Chenin combines rich and ripe flavours with complexity and poise: attributes that have led to a host of accolades.

TASTING NOTE
Soft aromas of dried apricots and ripe tropical fruit, with an oak and vanilla undertow on the nose. On the palate, there’s good acidity and rounded rich flavours of white flesh peaches, almond paste and creaminess.

R 1,410.00
6 Bottle CaseSingle Bottle 750ml

AWARDS

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2020 - Gold
Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge 2020 - Top 10
Veritas Wine Awards 2020 - Double Gold
John Platter Wine Guide 2021 - 5 stars

SERVE WITH

Crisp pork belly with oriental caramelisation, duck breast with fynbos honey and spices, or Cape-style pickled fish.

WINEMAKING

WINEMAKER
Jacques Erasmus

ORIGIN
Cape Town

TERROIR / SOIL
The vineyard is planted in the high hills of Tygerberg, approximately 15km from the cold Atlantic Ocean. The landscape is characterized by very old geological formations and the soils are mainly Malmesbury shale.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
Dryland, semi-trellised vines with an age of 35 years yielded the grapes for this wine. The ocean breezes tempered the heat, enabling the berries to hang on the vine for longer. They were picked in four parcels in late February at a yield of 8 tonnes per hectare.

WINEMAKING
Grapes were hand-harvested in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled before hand-sorting, destemming and crushing. Skin contact was limited to 6 hours and the free-run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation. The fermentation took place in a combination of 300L, 400L, 500L and 2500L ‘Tight Grain’ French oak barrels. The wine matured for 14 months in barrels; 60% were new fill, while the balance was second fill.


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