David Chenin Blanc 2019


Dryland bush wine Chenin fra 33-49 årige stokke i Swartland

Ananas, fersken, pære – balanceret af fin syre

Til kylling, gris med æble, (federe) fisk


David Chenin Blanc 2019:

Our main Chenin blanc from the Swartland focusses yet again on various Old Vine Vineyards, with plantings ranging from 1962 till 1984. The wine is based on granite from the Paardeberg, blended with shale/schist from the east, more clay rich soils from the north and iron rich soils from the western parts of the Swartland. Dry-land farmed bush vines stood the test of time and it showcases the ultimate reason why Chenin blanc is our main focus in the Swartland. In total the wine is made from 7 vineyards, more than 10 pickings, different soils, different aspects, different vineyard ages, farmed by different people and different farmers. This wine illustrates the Swartland, its people and its old vineyards. Whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented, matured for 11 months in old neutral French oak barrels. The wine has a Certified Heritage Vineyards (CHV) seal and forms part of the Old Vine Project (OVP).

Grapes from seven vineyards spread across the Swartland, planting dates ranging from 1962 to 1982, these all registered with the Old Vine Project. Subtle notes of pear, peach and apple on the nose before a really vivid palate – pure fruit, a lovely line of acidity and a finish that is long and saline. Detailed and harmonious. Alcohol: 13%. CE’s rating: 95/100.

Total production: 6 400 bottles

pH: 3.42
RS: 2.1 g/L
Alcohol: 13.0% alc
TA: 5.5 g/L
Yield: 1.0 – 4.0 t/ha
TSO2: 92 mg/L