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Bruce Jack Wines Off the Charts Swartland Skin Contact Chenin Blanc 2023

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Bruce Jack Wines Off the Charts Swartland Skin Contact Chenin Blanc 2023

  • Country- South Africa
  • Region- Western Cape
  • Grape Varieties- Chenin Blanc 89%, Grenache Blanc 11%
  • Alcohol by volume- 12%
  • Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    Residual Sugar: 2.8
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case 6/ 75cl
  • Producer- Bruce Jack Wines
  • The flavour profile exhibits delightful notes of lush tropical fruits, elegantly entwined with subtle floral accents and lively citrus undertones, culminating in a crisp and invigorating conclusion.

The grapes were hand-picked from three distinct vineyards in Swartland. The grapes from each vineyard were vinified separately to accentuate the subtleties of each block. 45% of the grapes were destemmed and underwent 24 hours of skin contact, followed by gentle pressing in a pneumatic press and fermentation in stainless steel. The fruit from the younger bush vines was fermented in concrete tanks, while the older bush vine fruit accounted for 11% and was fermented on the lees in old 300-litre French barrels at cooler temperatures due to the higher solids content. The wine was aged on fine lees for a few months before being bottled while youthful and fresh. 

Mouthwatering notes of lush tropical fruits gracefully intermingle with floral hints and vibrant citrus undertones to a crisp, refreshing finish. 

More Information
CountrySouth Africa
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offYes

The Chenin Blanc vineyards lie at the heart of Swartland at elevations ranging from 60 to 300 metres above sea level. Nestled in ancient sandstone and shale soils, the vineyards benefit from a unique combination of factors. The region experiences scorching, dry summers followed by cool, wet winters, creating an environment that maximizes the development of flavours and aromas in the grapes. Chenin Blanc is a standout varietal in this microclimate and thrives whether grown on trellises or as bush vines. The soils and dry land conditions are particularly suited for bush vine cultivation, resulting in small berries bursting with layered flavours, rich colour and soft tannin structures. 33% of the fruit for this wine comes from old, low-yielding bush vines which produce concentrated fruit. The vineyards are sustainably cultivated, and the grapes are hand-harvested.

Bruce Jack Wines is a small, dynamic team that aims to celebrate authenticity and provenance, not just in the wine they craft, but in everything they do. Head winemakers Bruce Jack and Marlize Beyers have worked together for over two decades, since 2002, and both have extensive experience in many winemaking regions worldwide. Human culture started at the tip of Africa, despite it being ‘off the charts’, so it is fitting that something as culturally rooted as wine should thrive there, inspiring the ‘Off the Charts’ wine range, crafted from grape varieties and regions that are South Africa’s viticultural cornerstones. The labels draw inspiration from the untamed majesty of the wilderness and the symbolic Basotho blanket. In 2023, Bruce Jack was featured for the fourth consecutive year in the World’s Most Admired Wine Brands, an accolade awarded by Drinks International.

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