Cape Heights Chenin Blanc

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Producer
Boutinot South Africa
Grape Varieties
Chenin Blanc
Optimum Drinking
Up to 3 years
Wine Style
Clean, fresh yet fruity white
Alcohol by Volume
13%
Closure
Screwcap
Country
South Africa
Style / Colour
White
Tasting Note A fresh, dry white wine with a delicate lemon colour, displaying intense floral, guava and citrus aromas and succulent tropical fruit on the palate, balanced by crisp acidity.

 

This Chenin Blanc is sourced from vines grown on sandy loams over granite bedrock, the classic Cape soils type. No irrigation is used in the vineyards and very little crop control is needed due to the age of the vines naturally restricting yield. Part of the blend is wild yeast fermented and a tiny percentage in old barrels. The wine is left on fine lees for an extended period for greater palate weight and mouthfeel.

Grapes

100% Chenin Blanc


Producer Details
The Coastal region of South Africa is renowned for its fine and expressive fruit, resulting in wines with depth and complexity. Thanks to longstanding relationships, they keep ahead of the competition when it comes to securing the best parcels of fruit now, when they are in so much demand.


In The Vineyard
Vines are mostly old bush vines (average age between 20-30 years), planted at a density of approx 3700/ha. Soils are deep red Paardeberg soil. No irrigation is used on the vineyards and very little crop control is needed due to the age of the vines naturally restricting yield. All grapes are harvested by hand.

In The Winery
Produced only from free run juice and fermented on the skins in stainless steel tanks. The wine is left on the fine lees for an extended period for greater palate weight and mouthfeel.

Food Recommendations
Perfect for picnics, or good with seafood and poultry dishes.

Awards & Press
2009 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2010 - Gold
2009 Vintage: "An intense, dry-fruit nose leads to refreshing apple and citrus charcteristics. A well balanced, easy-to-drink wine that would match fish
well" Sommelier Wine Awards 2010, Judges comments

The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage

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