Reverie Chenin Blanc

Reverie Chenin Blanc

£28.95

5 in stock

An interesting Chenin Blanc from the Swartland that has had minimal intervention.  Beautifully rounded and complex.

5 in stock

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Description

Jacques de Klerk is winemaker and viticulturalist who for the past few years has been making miniscule amounts of exceptional  Chenin Blanc from a special old dry-farmed vineyard in the Swartland.  This is a single vineyard of Chenin Blanc, planted in 1978, rooted in ancient granite soils, these vines have gone without irrigation their entire life and have grown up tough and hardy.  Grapes are harvested early to preserve the natural acidity and freshness. Hand harvested and sorted then de-stemmed and crushed by hand and foot. Skins are left in contact with the juice for 5 days before being basket pressed and transferred into old barrels without any settling. With spontaneous fermentation the wine is subsequently matured on its lees for 14 months, with only occasional stirring. No fining or filtration is used.

A vibrant light straw colour with a hint of gold on the rim to indicate some time spent on the skins.  Fresh pear and wet stone aromas entice prior to delightful flavours of Citrus on the palette with a prominent salty note leading to a long tapering finish.

A perfect accompaniment to Scallops, Langoustine, Grilled Salmon, Soft Cheeses.

Additional information

ABV%

11%

Bottle Size

75cl

Closure

Screw Cap

Colour

White

Country

South Africa

Grape

Chenin Blanc

Producer

Jacques de Klerk

Region

Swartland

Type

Still

Vegan

Yes

Vegetarian

Yes

Year/Vintage

2016

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