Openly fruity on the nose and gently tropical with typical notes of apples-and-honey in a full, dryish, lushly textured palate. Vouvray-like, enjoy with poultry or richer fish dishes.
Chenin Blanc is regarded as the workhorse white grape South African wine. It produces the bulk of False Bay's generic white wines. There are however some gems in between the mass of Chenin vineyards. The goal is to identify these gems and allow them to express themselves in False Bay Chenin Blanc. False Bay Vineyards focus on areas that have long stood out for producing great Chenin Blanc wines, like the Paardeberg and Riebeek areas in The Swartland. Over time, old bush vine vineyards have found their natural balance, which ultimately shows through in the wines.
After picking early in the morning, grapes were destemmed before separating the juice from the skins. The free run juice was separated from the skins immediately and was allowed to settle at 12 degrees Celsius for 24 hours. No enzymes were used to aid the settling and the press juice was discarded. No cultured yeasts were used and the natural yeast fermentation took 8 months to complete. The wine was then left on the secondary lees for another month before bottling which all adds to the flavour.
Vegan & Vegetarian