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. 


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!

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.

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.

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.

Chenin Blanc 100%

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