A single site Chenin Blanc from old bush vines grown on the Smuts Block which is old, dry-grown bush vines rooted in the rocky, granite seam outcrops that surface rarely in the otherwise deep, sandy loams between Table Mountain and Paarl. Hand-harvested bush vine fruit naturally fermented back at the farm at Wildeberg for 12 months in new and older French barrels. As little work as possible is required in order to capture the site-specific energy of this fruit.
A nose of warm sand gives way to a wave of broad blood orange, pithy texture and a taut, wiry seam of granite texture in the finish.
Pairs well with a variety of different dishes, but excellent with oysters, game and grilled fish. Also nice with Duck à l’Orange and asparagus dishes.
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 2020
Wine Spectator 2020