2020 Oldenburg Chenin Blanc, Banghoek Valley, South Africa
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Style – Dry, White Wine, Full Bodied
Grapes – Chenin Blanc
Region – Stellenbosch, South Africa
Winemaking - Grapes were hand-picked with bunch and berry sorting performed meticulously by hand. Delicate crushing and destemming followed. The wine was fermented in a combination of egg and older barrels, and matured in 300l French oak barrels for 8 months – of which 17% were first fill.
What it tastes like - Attractive golden hue leads to a complex nose filled with aromas of yellow apples, fresh pineapple, honeysuckle and a touch of cinnamon. The integrated citrus-like acidity adds a vibrant freshness to the wine. The mid palate has a beautiful texture, filled with flavours of ripe peaches and apricots to compliment the oak. The wine shows pleasant lingering flavours of white peach on the finish. The wine should develop more complexity over the next 5-6 years.
Dietary – None
ABV – 13.5%