Dutch Hope Chenin Blanc Viognier, Western Cape - Boutinot International
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Dutch Hope Chenin Blanc Viognier, Western Cape 2020

SAB1100

Boutinot South Africa

Cape Dutch is the name given to the architecture the Dutch brought to The Cape of Good Hope from the 1650s. Our finely crafted blend celebrates this pioneering mix of the Old World and New.

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Production

Grapes are grown on 30+ year old trellised Chenin and 15 year old Viognier from hidden corners of the Cape. In the Breederiver valley, the vineyards stretch along the lower contours of the Hex River and Langeberg Mountains. The soil is mainly a Karoo type, red, lime rich soil on the higher grounds and sandy loam lower down the slopes. The climate is perfect for viticulture with the low rainfall summer months, tempered by cool afternoons and the cold winters allowing the vines to rest and to build up the reserves. This wine is made of 75% Chenin Blanc and 25% Viognier, where part of the Chenin Blanc is wild yeast fermented and kept on the yeast lees for as long as possible in order to achieve a long, juicy and rounded palate with a crisp fresh finish.

Tasting notes

Plenty of joy in this delightful blend of old bush vine Chenin and young Viognier. Vibrant and aromatic with delicious generous fresh apricot, white peach and hints of passion fruit on the nose. On the palate it has tight, white, fleshy stone fruit with a balancing sandy texture. Bright acidity and minerality delivers a delicious balance.

Food match

Grilled prawns with plenty of garlic and chilli, whole lemon sole fried in butter and also delicate freshwater fish dishes.

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