Olifantsberg Chenin Blanc Breedekloof 2019

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Olifantsberg Chenin Blanc Breedekloof 2019

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Chenin Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Olifantsberg

Tasting notes - A Chenin Blanc which shows aromas of crisp green apples, white pear and delicate pineapple layered with subtle oak nuances. Rich and full, with a good depth of fruit and a refreshing feel to balance the rich and creamy palate.

Awards
90 pts, Tim Atkin, 2020

Olifantsberg Chenin Blanc Breedekloof 2019

A refined Chenin Blanc with mineral and spice combined
with honey and fresh apple notes, beautifully textured.
Producer Note
Olifantsberg is passionate about producing authentic wines with a true sense of place,
which reflect the unique location of their vineyard. The focus is on sustainable farming
and winemaking practices, resulting in limited intervention in the both the vineyard and
cellar. The team are fully committed to understanding their terroir and managing their
natural resources through conservation, which adds to the singularity of their wines. The
unique terroir with its combination of Breede-shale, Renosterveld and sandstone soils,
constant winds and elevation, produces concentrated fruit that winemaker Elizma
Visser translates into elegant, fresh and age-worthy wines. In Tim Atkin’s 2021 South
Africa Report, Elizma was awarded the prestigious Young Winemaker of the Year
Award.
Vintage
A mild winter brought heavy rains, helping to offset the years of drought seen in recent
years. Warm conditions led to early budbreak, however a cold snap meant it was
uneven. The conditions in spring oscillated between cold and warm temperatures,
combined with windy conditions, which led to risk of disease pressure in some
vineyards. Early summer was warm and steady, with hot spells which enabled the vines
to develop. Regular, light rain showers and relatively cool day and night temperatures
were common during the pre-harvest period. January to the end of March was cooler
than usual, with the exception of a few moderate to warm days during February. Good
ripening conditions resulted in high sugar and acidity levels bringing about excellent
wine quality for the 2019 vintage.
Vineyard
The grapes were grown in unique sites from older vines which have an average age of
37 years. The vines are grown by a passionate grower who shares the Olifantsberg
philosophy and uses sustainable viticulture.
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-harvested and cooled overnight. Bunch sorting took place to
ensure only the best grapes were vinified. Fermentation took place in a combination of
vessels: 2,000 litre French oak foudres, seasoned barrels and stainless steel tanks. Each
vessel resulted in a different expression of Chenin Blanc, imparting a layered dimension
to the wine. The wine was aged for nine months on the lees in French oak, which
contributed to the complexity and texture of the wine.
Tasting Note
A refined Chenin Blanc showing aromas of crisp green apples, white pear and delicate
pineapple layered with subtle oak nuances. Rich and full, with a good depth of fruit
and a refreshing feel to balance the rich and creamy palate.
Grape
Chenin Blanc 100%

Awards
90 pts, Tim Atkin, 2020

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