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2019 CHENIN BLANC, Vineyard Selection, Klein Zalze. Stellenbosch, S. Africa

Bin:  270

Alcohol percentage:  13.5%

Area:

Stellenbosch is the historically great vineyard region within S.A., although recently challenged by the impressive old vines of Swartland and cool climate styles from nearer the coast in Elgin and Hemel-en-Aarde.
This wine came from low yielding bush vines in the Helderberg and Stellenbosch Berg regions, and a single block in Robertson.

Grape variety:

Chenin Blanc, given skin contact before pressing, then fermented cool, initially in stainless steel, but transferred after one day way to barrel and matured in oak for 8 months, on the lees, with 60% new wood.

Producer:

Klein Zalze (‘litte salt’) is owned and managed by ex lawyer Kobus Basson. Winemaker since 2014 is Alastair Rimmer whose impressive CV includes a viticulture degree at Stellenbosch University before experience at Overgaauw, Agusta and Vergelegen in South Africa, Spy Valley in NZ, Juan Gil in Jumilla, Diablo Grande in California, Belvidere Estate in South Australia, and finally as Head Winemaker at Darling Cellars.

Old Bridge rating:

Light on its feet, but this is a richly textured Chenin at a great price – it will improve (and become richer) over the next 2/3 years.

Original price was: £17.50.Current price is: £13.95. Special offer price

This wine does not qualify for a further case discount

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