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Ernst Gouws & Co Chenin Blanc Coastal Region 2018
£68.50 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - South Africa
Region - Western Cape
Grape Varieties - Chenin Blanc 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Ernst Gouws & Co
Tasting notes - A citrusy sensation, this light and fresh Chenin Blanc starts quietly, building into a glorious mouthful of mixed citrus flavours of ruby grapefruit and lime. The zippy acidity and lower alcohol make this a delicious all day, every day wine.
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A refreshing unoaked Chenin Blanc displaying flavours of ripe pear and apple against a smoky background.
Ernst & Gouws is a family owned business in the heart of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Synonymous with producing quality South African wines which are rich in heritage, tradition and driven by a profound passion for wine and family values. In 1975 a dapper and enthusiastic Ernst travelled to Europe, under his father's instructions not to return to South Africa until he had mastered the art of winemaking. During his voyage of discovery to France and Germany he missed his childhood sweetheart, Gwenda and invited her to visit. After falling madly in love they decided to marry there and then. Forty years later, three children and many Gouws grandchildren later, Ernst and Gwenda still run the family business alongside their three children, Ezanne, Ernst Jnr and Inke.
2018 was characterised by very warm and dry weather. Unfortunately the droughtlike conditions significantly affected the yields and the crops harvested were lower this year than usual. However the hot weather reduced disease pressure and as a result the fruit harvested was very healthy and shows intensely concentrated flavours.
Ernst subscribes to the French philosophy that the quality of the grape is inextricably linked to the "terroir", so he travels to various regions throughout the Western Cape and handpicks his grapes in the areas where they naturally grow at their very best.
The hand-picked grapes were crushed, destemmed and cooled to 10°C. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures. The wine then spent four months on its fine lees, which imparted texture and complexity to the wine. Made in an unoaked style, to showcase the purity of fruit.
This light, fruity and fresh Chenin Blanc starts quietly, building into a glorious mouthful of mixed citrus flavours of ruby grapefruit and lime. The zippy acidity and lower alcohol make this a delicious all day, every day wine.
The perfect match for fresh prawns and shellfish, or simply sipped and enjoyed on its own.
Chenin Blanc 100%
- Bottle Size
- Case Size
- 6 Bottles
- Western Cape