Botanica Mary Delany Chenin Blanc 2019
Wine of Origin : Citrusdal Mountain
Distance from sea: Approximately 30km
Soil : Red sandy soils (decomposed sandstone) over a layer of clay
Age of vines: Planted in 1957
Trellising: Bush vine
Irrigation: Dry farmed
Winemaking and Maturation
The grapes for this wine were hand harvested at optimum ripeness, hand sorted, crushed and destemmed. The juice was immediately pressed and cold settled for 2 days at 10 °C. Half was spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tanks and half was spontaneously fermented in 4th ll 400 litre French oak barrels. After fermentation the wine was left on the ne lees in tank barrel for 6 months before blending and bottling.
No malolactic fermentation.
Complex and elegant, with layers of pure, concentrated pear, citrus and stone fruit flavours, mouth-watering acidity and a tangy, mineral core.
Hailing from the fabled terroir of South Africa’s Skurfberg, this iconic Cape Chenin boasts a stellar 7 maximum 5-star ratings in Platter’s South African Wine Guide since its 2009 vintage debut.
Platter’s SA Wine Guide : 94 points
Tim Atkin MW : 96 points
Winemag.co.za (Christian Eedes) : 97 points
Alc : 14% | TA : 6.4 g/l | RS : 2.2 g/l | pH : 3.44
Production : 3 007 bottles