Cape of Good Hope

Van Lill Chenin blanc

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R 355

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2020


Cultivar:

100% Chenin Blanc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

94pts - Tim Atkin (2021 report)

Specifications:

12.5% alc vol
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 6-10 years
Origin: Olifants River Appellation: Citrusdal Mountains

Tasting Notes:

Typical stone fruit of peach and nectarine, a light hint of citrus zest and gentle floral perfume on the nose.
Bright, tangy vivacity on the palate which offsets the ripe, fleshy yet succulent stone fruit flavours. Rounded and rich but focused yet precise courtesy of the acidity. The palate is harmonious and integrated with subtle oak creaminess. The finish is elegant and textured with a long, weighty aftertaste.

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Basie van Lill of Arbeidsend has owned and worked these vineyards for decades. The vineyards share space with fynbos and Rooibos tea bushes while sheep also graze the land. These treasured old bush vines, planted without irrigation in 1983 on the well-drained sandy red soils of the Skurfberg Mountain, together with the area’s height above sea level and naturally low rainfall, produce small quantities of intense and balanced wines with a high natural acidity.

Basie van Lill of Arbeidsend has owned and worked these vineyards for decades. The vineyards share space with fynbos and Rooibos tea bushes while sheep also graze the land. These treasured old bush vines, planted without irrigation in 1983 on the well-drained sandy red soils of the Skurfberg Mountain, together with the area’s height above sea level and naturally low rainfall, produce small quantities of intense and balanced wines with a high natural acidity.

Fermentation occurred spontaneously in both stainless steel (60%) and 300ℓ French Oak barrels (11% new), with 40% of the wine undergoing malolactic fermentation. The wine spent 12 months on the lees before being blended and bottled.

The grapes were transported to the cellar in refrigerated trucks and cooled overnight. Bunches were hand-sorted and whole-bunch pressed the following day and the juice settled overnight.

Food pairing

Hard Cheese Pork Poultry White Fish
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