Certified Heritage Vineyard (CHV) ‘Granietsteen’ is a small Single Vineyard of Old Vine Chenin Blanc planted in 1978 on decomposed granite soils, overlooking the False Bay ocean. Old bush vine farming methods, contour planting between fynbos corridors on the southern slope and exposure to maritime winds lends a unique character to this vineyard. Hand picked at the break of dawn and handled softly in the winery with partial whole bunch pressing. Slow spontaneous fermentation in concrete tank and kept on its fine lees for 9-10 months.
Christian Eedes, Winemag:
“Expressive and exotic aromatics – a top note of jasmine before naartjie, yellow peach and mango. The palate has good fruit concentration and flavour intensity with moderate acidity and a pleasantly bitter finish – this has a succulence, even an opulence about it despite a modest alcohol of 12.35%.