5 Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
A Cape benchmark chenin – 18 (95 pts) is the 8th vintage to get our maximum 5 stars. From 40+ year old vines, unfailingly elegant & delicious. Show’s taut balance between creamy, nutty richness & racy acidity, layered with tropical fruit. Naturally barrel-fermented & aged 11 months in mostly old, 400l French oak.
Named after Hope Marguerite Beaumont, a woman with character, elegance and a love for wine. We have produced this Chenin to reflect the pure character of the grape and the individual philosophy of Beaumont wines. Our very first vintage of the Hope Marguerite was produced in 1997. Only fruit selected from our oldest Chenin Blanc vineyards, planted in ‘74 and ‘78, are used for this wine. Barrel fermentation takes place in 400L French oak using only natural yeasts. No malo lactic fermentation takes place in order to retain as much natural freshness. The wine is kept on its gross lees for 10 months with regular batonage, giving it a richer and fuller palate.