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Black Pearl Chenin Blanc 2021


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About this Wine

Introducing Black Pearl Chenin Blanc 2021, a vibrant expression of South African winemaking tradition, crafted in the revered vineyards nestled in the Western Cape’s hills. This bottle reflects a commitment to quality, embodying the sun-soaked terroir’s captivating allure. In these celebrated vineyards, our Chenin Blanc grapes absorb the sun’s generous warmth, enjoying cool, moonlit nights that offer them a balanced and captivating aromatic profile, characteristic of premium South African whites. At Black Pearl Wines, our philosophy intertwines respect for our vines with the art of winemaking. Each bottle encapsulates the careful stewardship of the land, a nod to the ancient traditions of wine craft, and a salute to the delightful journey that awaits every wine enthusiast.

Technical Notes

  • Grape Variety: 100% Chenin Blanc
  • Vineyard Location: Western Cape, South Africa
  • Vineyard Management: Sustainable and environmentally-conscious practices are employed to nurture the vines.
  • Harvesting: The grapes are hand-harvested at the peak of their ripeness to encapsulate the perfect balance of acidity and sweetness.
  • Fermentation: Undergoes fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve the delicate flavors and aromas of the Chenin Blanc grape.
  • Aging: Some batches may be aged on lees to enhance the wine’s body and complexity, while others are kept fresh and vibrant.
  • Alcohol Content: Approximately 13.0% – 13.5%
  • Bottling: The wine is bottled at the estate to ensure quality and integrity are maintained, presenting you with a wine that is as authentic as its place of origin.

Tasting Notes

Upon the first approach, Black Pearl Chenin Blanc 2021 enchants with its sparkling clarity and the whisper of golden hues dancing within its depth. The nose is greeted with a symphony of citrus and tropical fruits. Nuances of ripe pineapple and crisp green apple interweave with subtle hints of honey and white florals, painting a picture of sun-drenched orchards and lazy summer afternoons. On the palate, this Chenin Blanc unfolds its layered complexity. It leads with bright, zesty citrus notes, immediately followed by the luscious sweetness of tropical fruits. The wine’s body is elegantly structured, offering a delightful balance between acidity and sweetness, with a lingering finish that echoes the initial aromatic dance. Its refreshing character and versatile profile make it a superb companion to seafood dishes, light salads, and a variety of cheeses. Whether served at elegant gatherings or savored in quiet, introspective moments, this wine promises to deliver a delightful and memorable experience.

Scores & Reviews

4 ½ Stars 2022 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

From 16 year old Swartland bushvines, unwooded 21 (90 pts) has penetrating intensity of yellow fruit (nectarine, pineapple, Cape gooseberry) & creamy, near guava-like texture, all balanced by lively acidity. Accessible early, can age, like all.

87 pts Wine & Spirits March 2022

Glaring tropical acidity amplifies this wine’s pineapple and passion fruit flavors. Give it a hard chill to enjoy alongside spicy charcuterie.


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