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Cape Heights, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, 2021

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Cape Heights, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, 2021

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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Cape Heights, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, 2021

ColourWhite

RegionWestern Cape

GrowerCape Heights

Grape VarietyChenin Blanc

Vintage2021

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

CodeCAH121

Style

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, 2021

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-2023

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