The Introduction Chenin Blanc 2019
Tim Atkin: "Despite the well-publicised challenges it faces, South Africa is making the best wines in its history. Over the decade I’ve been writing these reports, it has been a delight to see the general improvements in quality and the tentative emergence of a South African fine wine sector, with bottles that are discussed, cellared, coveted, shared and sold at auction."
Winery: "The grapes originate from old un-irrigated bushvine vineyards in Stellenbosch and the Swartland regions. The grapes are hand-picked at various times and ripeness to express both the fresh stone fruit characters of Chenin blanc as well as the riper yellow fruit notes whilst still retaining acidity and freshness.
The fruit was whole-bunch pressed to tank for settling without enzymes overnight. The juice was racked directly to barrel the following day. The fermentation commenced with natural yeasts and took approximately three weeks to complete. The wines spent nine months in used 400L barrels on the gross lees with regular lees stirring.
The wine displays a brilliant pale straw color. Packed with aromas of white peach, quince and lemon zest with a hint of roasted almonds. The wine enters the palate clean and fresh with flavors of citrus and stone fruits. The midpalate is creamy yet with poised clarity, leading to a clean and textured finish with stunning freshness."
|Bottle||750ml, screw cap|