This sunshine-coloured Chenin will brighten your day no matter how stormy the weather. Made with grapes grown organically at Spier, with its dreamy honeycomb, citrus and pear flavours are supported by exquisite minerality. We love pairing it with pork belly by the fireplace in winter or seafood on the stoep in summer.
TASTING NOTE A lovely bouquet of citrus marmalade. Honeycomb, minerality and subtle pear follows on the silky smooth palate which has a long, aromatic finish.
John Platter Wine Guide 2022 - 4.5 stars (93)
Enjoy with grilled chicken or seafood dishes.
TERROIR / SOIL Mainly Escourt and Pinedene transitioning to Cartef
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS At Spier Home Farm, the differences in altitude, aspect, solar radiation and wind exposure result in significant mesoclimate differences over short distances. This, coupled with variations in soil, creates a terroir that ensures full and complex wines with unique character and style. This vineyard has been biodynamically farmed to enhance the vines’ natural fauna & flora and accentuate the grapes’ intrinsic characteristics.
WINEMAKING The grapes were hand harvested early in the season to utilize their natural acidity and later in the season to harness their aromas and flavours. They were pre-cooled in the cellar, followed by meticulous hand sorting of the bunches and whole bunch pressing. The natural yeast flora completed alcoholic fermentation, which was temperature controlled in a combination of older French oak barrels and ceramic eggs. Only the best barrels and eggs were selected at the end of the 10-month aging on the lees for the final blend. A low-intervention approach was used throughout the winemaking process. To keep with the ethos of biodynamic practices, the wine was bottled unfiltered and unfined and may deposit a sediment, which is natural.