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Cape Heights, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, 2019

Cape Heights, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, 2019

Surprisingly good at the price: winemaker Marinda Kruger Van Eck sources dry-farmed bush-vine Chenin from Paardeberg, Paarl and the Drakenstein area, and makes a really classy example for the price. Textbook Chenin nose: white flowers and pears.... Read More

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ColourWhite

RegionWestern Cape

GrowerCape Heights

Grape VarietyChenin Blanc

Vintage2020

ABV12%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

CodeCAH119

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Chenin Blanc

Origins

  • Anjou in the Loire, where documented in the 9thC
  • Also known as Pineau in the Loire, Steen in South Africa

Characteristics   

  • Naturally productive and high yielding
  • Huge range of styles:  bone dry (e.g. Savennières); off-dry (e.g. old fashioned South African "Steen"); medium dry (e.g....
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Cape Heights, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, 2019

Surprisingly good at the price: winemaker Marinda Kruger Van Eck sources dry-farmed bush-vine Chenin from Paardeberg, Paarl and the Drakenstein area, and makes a really classy example for the price. Textbook Chenin nose: white flowers and pears. Bright citrus and green fruit. Decent concentration for a wine at this level. Now-2021

Always friendly and helpful-much better than supermarket wines for not much more! The doorstep dozen is brilliant!

G Campbell

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I have used Stone, Vine & Sun for a number of years now and have found their advice in seeking wines to my taste most helpful. They have often found some small vineyards that need assistance and have provided excellent wines. I will always look to support my local services where possible, for if we do not they will cease to exist leaving faceless conglomerates. They are always a happy organisation to interact with and their local delivery service works very well.

Eian M

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Great service and fantastic products. We have never had a bad bottle with any of our orders, and I can guarantee your friends will not have the same producers/vintages available at Stone, Vine, & Sun.

John K

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As always SVS delivered my recent order next working day with no errors. My only problem with them as a wine merchant is that they regularly send me more mouth watering offers than my budget or my cellar can cope with. My kind of merchant. So many great finds, many from less fashionable (read expensive) regions, but always carefully selected, good value and good of their kind.

E Wood

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Many classic wines plus lots examples from independents practicing natural methods including a good selection from South Africa. The price spectrum includes many delicious wines under £10. An informative website makes ordering simple with rapid delivery. This year I confidently dipped my toe into en Primeur from Burgundy based on advice. They have won many awards and I expect SVS to win many more. Brian from Kent.

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This is my all time favourite wine merchant. Innovative in approach, with a wonderful selection of new and old world wines. By far the best delivery service too, even in these straitened times!

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