This wine is part of the superb parcel of wines `liberated` by MW Richard Kelly. Richard believes that Chenin Blanc is the world’s best grape variety and he is determined to preach this message with evangelical zeal to all the budding winemakers in South Africa!!
This parcel is delicious to drink now and is a lighter style than is the norm in the Cape. Excellent value for a Chenin of this quality, packing a real punch. It is made by Carl van der Merwe at DeMorgenzon. He ferments old bush-vine fruit from the cool south-east slopes of the Bottelary Hills in stainless steel tanks and old oak foudres. Oyster shell minerality, zippy citrus acidity and a creamy palate of yellow apple and ripe apricot.
Good with slow-cooked pulled pork, white asparagus and Gruyère tart or cauliflower & pea curry