Swartland Winery Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2018

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Swartland Winery Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2018

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Chenin Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Swartland Winery

Tasting notes - Forthcoming aromas of dried fruit, peach, apricot and citrus hints follow through on to a creamy palate. A crisp, well balanced and intense wine, with dried fruit, almond and citrus flavours underpinned by beautifully integrated oak and a creamy finish. 

Awards
Silver, DWWA, 2021

 

Swartland Winery Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2018

A full flavoured and classic Chenin Blanc with rich and
honied aromas of ripe tropical fruits, full of flavour.
Producer Note
Big open skies, arid deserts, the vast flowing landscape, with its unforgiving climate and
rugged bush vines, this is wild country, this is Swartland. The contrast with manicured
Constantia and oh-so-cool Stellenbosch couldn't be greater. But right now, Swartland is
the most exciting wine region in South Africa. A new wave of winemakers are making
ground-breaking wines from Rhône varietals and it is part of a revolution that has got
everybody talking. The Swartland Winery is producing iconic and award winning wines
in this fashionable and dynamic region, so we have joined forces with them to create a
unique, distinctive and expressive wine range that has been masterfully blended for the
UK palate. We think something this good, is definitely worth talking about!
Vintage
The 2018 vintage was characterised by extreme drought but very little disease on the
grapes, thus ensuring very healthy grapes and low yields. This all contributed to
complex and concentrated flavour profiles.
Vineyard
The Swartland name originates from a description of the indigenous "renosterbos" or
rhino bush, which appears to turn black, ("Swart" in Afrikaans), during the summer
months. This hot, dry climate has an average temperature range of 25°C to 35°C and
an annual rainfall of 450 mm and 600mm, but the altitude of these vineyards creates a
cool oasis in this arid landscape. Minimal intervention and environmentally friendly
farming practices are paramount. The soil types vary, but Malmesbury Shale
dominates, with small patches of granite and Table Mountain sandstone. The grapes
came from a single vineyard, from 100% bush vines with an age range of between 25
to 30 years.
Winemaking
The grapes were harvested at optimal phenolic ripeness. Fermentation took place in
stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 12.5°C, lasting 10 to 14 days. 40% of
the wine was barrel fermented in older oak, imparting subtle oak complexity. Ageing
took place on the fine lees for six months in 225 French oak barrels.
Tasting Note
Inviting aromas of orange blossom and citrus note lead to a full, rich palate with spicy
tones. The lush tropical fruit flavours are underpinned by beautifully integrated oak
through to a long, butterscotch finish.
Grape
Chenin Blanc 100%

Awards
Silver, DWWA, 2021

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