2010 Reserve Chenin Blanc Robert Parker Rating Aug. 2011 - 92 points 2009 vintage Wine Spectator - 500 Top Performers Wine Spectator - 88 points IWC - silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards - silver The most copied Chenin Blanc Platter 4 stars (2011 ed)
Golden hued and full bodied, with melon and spicy baked apple aromas. Layered, with mineral notes enhanced by honeycomb and caramel flavours from lees contact. This wine is a great example of the harmonious balance which can be achieved between fruit and delicate oak/vanilla flavours, as they combine to form complex, soft flavours with sufficient body to enhance even spicy and full flavoured meals.
100% Chenin Blanc
Can be served with many varied spicy dishes, full flavoured fish or chicken dishes.
Ideal with crayfish, prawns. A true benchmark for relaxed enjoyment.
Grape Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc
Region: Stellenbosch, Helderberg 35 years old Soil: Clovelly – (deep yellow sand). Mature unirrigated vineyards with controlled yields. Locality: South-south-west
Hand harvested, with careful selection.
Yield: Low trellis and old bush vines. Approx 4 - 6 tons
Barrel and tank fermented and left on the lees (9 months French oak, 20% new) matured on secondary lees for a rounded complexity.