Hogan Chenin Blanc 2022
Wine of Origin: Swartland
The original Hogan wine, and the one that drew the attention of the wine world on Jocelyn Wilson.
The grapes were handpicked over three pickings from old, bush vines, planted on decomposed granite from Joubertskloof in Swartland, delivering only 2 tons/ha (11hL/ha) which contributes to the favourably low pH.
The grapes were whole bunch pressed with no sulphur or any other additions. Natural fermentation took place in 225L and 300L barrels, followed by natural malolactic fermentation, after which the wine received the first sulphur addition. The wine was racked off the gross lees in late November and bottled in December 2022.
Christian Eedes, Winemag:
“Attractive aromatics with top notes of blossom and thatch before citrus and peach plus a little reduction in the background. Good fruit concentration with bright acidity and a saline finish. Whereas many 2022s are looking quite voluptuous, this has a delicacy and restraint about it. 94/100.”