CHENIN BLANC 2020
Our Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2020, is Ian's first Chenin Blanc produced entirely from a single vineyard.
Where the previous vintages represented a blend of terroirs with grapes coming from 35-50 year old vines in the Swartland, Durbanville and Stellenbosch, the 2020 vintage is from a Agter-Paardeberg vineyard.
Whole bunch pressed, the juice underwent natural fermentation in older oak barrels where it was kept on the lees for 6 months.
This vintage will definitely make you think.
With minimal interference and no additions barring some sulphites, this wine will age for 20+ years.
100% Chenin Blanc
Duplex (sandy surface, sub-soil of rich red clay and shale rocks)
Alc 11.5% | RS 1,2 g/L | TA 6.1 g/L | pH 3.28 G/L
94 | Neal Martin (April 2022)
95 | Greg Sherwood MW (May 2021)
17 | Jancis Robinson.com (June 2023)