Spice Route Chenin blanc 2019 R125/bottle x 750 ml
R375.00 – R750.00
|Dimensions||32 × 10 × 10.5 cm|
Bright, light yellow colour. Complex nose with tropical fruits and peach followed by flinty notes. The palate is rich and broad, reminiscent of the koffieklip soils, with well-balanced acidity from the first picking.
This Chenin Blanc is from a vineyard planted in 1978 in the Swartland. These trellised vineyards are planted on a southeast facing slope and are dryland farmed. The soils are predominantly koffieklip (decomposed granite and iron-rich clay)
The late picked portion was fermented and matured in old French oak barrels for 10 months while the tank fermented portion were also matured in clay pots known as Qvevries. The Qvevri maturation takes place over 8 weeks and adds a completely different dimension to the wine.