This wine should be drunk within 2-3 years of the vintage.
Chenin Blanc is harvested from three separate vineyards in the Swartland region.
2018 was the fourth dry vintage on the trot. It was however quite cool coming into the harvest period. We adapted to the conditions of the vintage by making three separate batches of wine, the first from early picked fruit, and the second a riper portion fermented with a small number of French oak staves and a third component which spend a few months on lees. We opted for simple cold fermentation with natural yeast. The oak component makes up around 40% of the total blend. The three components had different flavours and textures from which we have endeavoured to produce a well- balanced interesting wine which is a joy to drink.
The den Chenin Blanc is delicious on its own. The wine is beautifully balanced with concentrated flavour. It is a versatile partner at the table complementing classic dishes like coronation chicken, trout with almonds or even macaroni cheese. Great value for good everyday drinking with enough class for special dinners, high days and holidays.