With lime skins and lemon pith freshness, the Chenin Blanc deepens with clove and cinnamon on the nose, and carries through to the palate. It has a tight and focused acid line with green apple and a touch of cedary oak. If in the company of time, it's recommended to open this bottle an hour or so before to get the full expression of this wine.
Chenin Blanc (100%)
Sourced from one of the most northern blocks in Clare Valley and Barossa Valley. The Chenin vineyard in Clare valley is around 59 years old which is practiced organically. The Barossa Valley vineyard is around 30 years old and was picked two weeks after the Clare vineyard this year. It was picked around 10.5 to 11 baume and whole bunch pressed to older Russian oak puncheons and a mix of 2nd use Slovenian and a new 1000 litre casks (mix of European oak). About 30% of the fruit was fermented on as whole bunches for 14 days then pressed off into a mix of puncheons. The fermentation took about 20 days to ferment on lees with full malolactic fermentation as well and left in oak until September before it was racked and a small amount of sulfur added before bottling.
Style: Medium bodied, dry white wine.
Vineyard: Claire Valley, Barossa Valley, SA.
Best with: Cuca Anchovies, salted organic butter, sourdough toast.
Drink: Now or over the next little bit, up to 10 years.
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