Top 10 – 2022 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Challenge
Damp hay, ripe tropical fruit, and dried pineapple notes introduce an apple and pear combination on the palate with ripe orange intensity and a tangy oak-licked send-off. Medium to full bodied in style.
4 Stars 2023 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Chenin joy in a glass, 20 (86 pts) shows fragrant apple blossom, quince & stonefruit with a smooth acidity that slips down so easy. Only 25% barrel-fermented in large oak, aged 11 months for textured mouthfeel & lengthy savoury finish.
Grapes were gently crushed and pressed. Wine was cold fermented to show freshness and fruit, but kept on the lees for 11 months to give the wine a creamy mouth-feel. 25% of barrel-fermented wine was blended with the tank-fermented portion (75%) to add a wooded dimension.
A beautiful bouquet of lime, grapefruit and Granny Smith Apples. The palate is perfectly balanced with a layered, creamy palate of orange, white peaches and tropical fruit. Excellent ageing potential and superb versatility with a wide variety of dishes complete this irresistible package. The subtle use of oak helps to uplift the fruity characters of this versatile cultivar.