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Black Pearl Chenin Blanc 2022

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About this Wine

The Black Pearl Chenin Blanc is grown in the Swartland region, close to Riebeek West.

The grapes are harvested by hand early in the morning. After destemming and a gentle crushing, the juice is cooled for natural settling.

Fermentation takes place with yeast which develops passionfruit characteristics and a clean, high aromatic intensity. After fermentation the wine is left on the lees (the dead yeast cells) for a few months to add to the mouthfeel.

The Chenin Blanc has a fine mineral nose with a citrus freshness. The palate has zesty acidity complimented by Granny Smith apple and subtle tropical fruit flavours.

Bright and focused with a crisp clean finish, this wine shows off the varietal characters of an unoaked Chenin from the Swartland.

Scores & Reviews

4 ½ Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
From 17 year old Swartland bushvines, unwooded 22 (90 pts) has penetrating density of yellow fruit (nectarine, pineapple, Cape gooseberry) & creamy near guava-like texture, all balanced by lively acid, Accessible early, can age, like all.