This crisp and fruity unwooded Chenin has lively enough acidity to appeal to even the most hardened of Sauvignon Blanc lovers (go on, try it!). With fresh flavours of guava, pear and apple, serve this delightfully versatile crowd-pleaser with sushi, pasta or good old fish and chips.
TASTING NOTE | DOWNLOAD TASTING NOTE This Chenin Blanc is both crisp and fruity with green guava, pear, apple, and hints of litchi on the nose. A well-balanced palate and a strong finish.
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Global Chenin Masters 2023 - Silver
Bacon, feta and spinach salad, tender fillet of sole in parsley butter, creamy goat's cheese, sushi, pasta or pizza.
TERROIR / SOIL
Combination of alluvial, well-drained and aerated soils, as well as decomposed granite soils from mountain foothills.
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
The vines produced 10 to 15 tons per hectare. The vineyards are located about 120km from the ocean, where they receive an annual rainfall of approximately 40mm - 200m. Temperatures averaged 10°C in winter and climbed to 26°C in summer
The grapes were harvested and brought into the cellar in the early morning, where they were destemmed and lightly crushed before brief skin contact and pressing. The free-run juice settled in the tanks overnight before the individual block selections (some kept separate and some blended) were racked from the lees and inoculated with selected yeast strains. Fermentation was temperature-controlled between 12°–14°C and maturation occurred on the fine lees to give extra body and elegance to this unoaked wine.