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False Bay, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, 2021

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False Bay, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, 2021

From dry-farmed, bush vines, mainly in the Paardeberg and Riebeek Valley, slowly fermented, using only wild yeasts. Lightly honeyed scent. This is richly textured, weighty, offering a generous, well-flavoured heart of white peach and crisp... Read More

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False Bay, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, 2021

ColourWhite

RegionWestern Cape

GrowerFalse Bay

Grape VarietyChenin Blanc

Vintage2021

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

CodeFAB121

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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False Bay, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, 2021

From dry-farmed, bush vines, mainly in the Paardeberg and Riebeek Valley, slowly fermented, using only wild yeasts. Lightly honeyed scent. This is richly textured, weighty, offering a generous, well-flavoured heart of white peach and crisp pineapple. Now-2024

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