100% Chenin Blanc
Soil: decomposed granite
Alcohol Vol: 12,5%
Total acidity: 5.9g/l
In the vineyards
Dryland bushvine grapes planted in 1980 on decomposed granite vineyards on the western side of the Paardeberg. These old vines have through the decades adapted to survive and produce unbelievable grapes in these tough growing conditions. These grapes were picked when optimally ripe and produced a wine that’s very true to its terrior and place.
In the cellar
Grapes were destemmed, pressed, and left overnight to settle in stainless steel tanks. The wine was then racked to 3rd fill 500 litre French oak the next morning and spent 10 months on its primary lees without any batonage. No commercial yeast or enzymes were used during the winemaking process.
Christian Eedes: Here the nose shows reduction that is more flinty before citrus, peach and thatch while the palate has great clarity of fruit, snappy acidity and a saline finish. It’s a beautifully poised wine if still very tightly wound. As with its counterpart above, there’s a sense that this needs at least another six months to start showing at their best. 95/100.