Swartland Winery Founders Western Cape Chenin Blanc 2022

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Swartland Winery Founders Western Cape Chenin Blanc 2022

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Chenin Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Swartland Winery

Tasting notes - An expressive Chenin Blanc, showing vibrant aromas of ripe passion fruit, guava and pineapple, underpinned by refreshing citrus notes. Well balanced with a full, fruity palate and a refreshing minerality on the finish. 

Swartland Winery Founders Western Cape Chenin Blanc 2022

Expressive aromas of ripe melon and apples combined
with candied lemon, crisp and refreshing through to a
fruity, clean finish.
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!
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 450mm 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. Sowing cover crops between the vines provides
protection from the winter rains and also maintains the valuable mineral content,
nutrients and moisture during the hot summers. 80% of the vineyards are small bush
vines with an average yield of six tonnes per hectare; the quality of fruit is exceptional.
The soil types vary, but Malmesbury Shale dominates, with small patches of granite and
Table Mountain sandstone.
Winemaking
The grapes were harvested at optimal phenolic ripeness. The skins, pips and stems
were removed and the juice was then fermented at controlled temperatures of
between 13°C to 14°C with aromatic yeast strains. Following fermentation the wine was
stabilised, filtered and bottled, in order to preserve the freshness.
Tasting Note
An expressive Chenin Blanc, showing vibrant aromas of ripe passion fruit, guava and
pineapple, underpinned by citrus notes. Well balanced with a full, fruity palate and a
refreshing minerality on the finish.
Grape
Chenin Blanc 100%

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Vintage 2022
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