Naude Family Wines Chenin Blanc 2016
This wine represents a blend of terroirs with grapes coming from 35-50-year-old vines in the Swartland and Durbanville.
Winemaking and Maturation
Whole bunch pressed, the juice underwent natural fermentation in 3rd fill French oak barrels where it was kept on the lees. The wine spent a year in barrel and shows luxurious body along with a striking purity and strong line of acidity.
With minimal interference and no additions barring some sulphites, this wine will age for 30+ years.
The resulting wine is wonderfully balanced and bristles with energy and vivacity by the fine line of acidity. True to its origins, it is understated and classical with a fine linear textural focus that builds in the mouth to reveal layers of pineapple pastille fruits, morning dew on fresh bales of hay, crunchy green apples and a stony minerality on the finish.
A truly versatile wine for all cuisines and every occasion.
Composition: 100% Chenin Blanc
ANALYSIS: Alc: 12.5% | RS: 1,5g/l | TA: 6 g/l | pH: 3.3