Stellenbosch, South Africa
100% Chenin Blanc
Old bush vine planted by Danie Jnr’s great grandfatherin 1947. The vineyard has been registered as a single vineyard, making it the second oldest Chenin block in the country. Originally 6ha in size, only 1ha of the very low yielding vineyard remains.
Winemaking is very hands on Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, settled overnight, natural fermentation in French and Hungarian oak barrels. 1 year in different barrels, 500L, 300L and 225L ranging from new to 2nd fill, and then a barrel selection is made to make up the final blend.
Winemaker – Danie Steytler jnr
Alcohol – 13.43 %vol
pH – 3.41
RS – 4.4 g/l
Total Acid – 5.6 g/l
Drink now and over the next 25 years.
2019 Veritas Wine Awards – Gold