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Piekenierskloof, Stonedance, Granite White, Swartland, 2022

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Piekenierskloof, Stonedance, Granite White, Swartland, 2022

Stonedance is Piekenierskloof’s Fairtrade brand, part sourced from other local farmers: 85% Chenin Blanc with 15% Viognier. Stone fruit and herbal aromas. Tangerine fruit flavours, juicy and bright. The Viognier brings that much more weight... Read More

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Piekenierskloof, Stonedance, Granite White, Swartland, 2022

ColourWhite

RegionSwartland

GrowerPiekenierskloof

Grape VarietyChenin Blanc & Viognier

Vintage2022

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

CodeSTO122

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Piekenierskloof

South Africa

For years I had been hearing about Piekenierskloof – not as a wine producer but as a source of grapes for numerous other winemakers, young and old.

I didn’t realise that Piekenierskloof wasn’t just a ward (the smallest geographical unit in the South African regional classification) but one large estate, formerly a...

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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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Piekenierskloof, Stonedance, Granite White, Swartland, 2022

Stonedance is Piekenierskloof’s Fairtrade brand, part sourced from other local farmers: 85% Chenin Blanc with 15% Viognier. Stone fruit and herbal aromas. Tangerine fruit flavours, juicy and bright. The Viognier brings that much more weight and interest to the Chenin base. Pleasant texture and finishes with a mineral zip. Easy all-rounder. Rare to see a Swartland blend at this price. Drink this year.

Piekenierskloof is a ward (the smallest geographical unit in the South African regional classification) based on one large estate, formerly a co-operative but now owned principally by two brothers, grandsons of Johan Abraham Van Zyl who first settled the heights above Citrusdal in 1923. The derivation of the name is from the establishment of outposts on the mountain pass by Dutch Piekeniers, pikemen.

The vineyards lie across the Paleisheuwel plateau in the Citrusdal mountains at 550-700m. of altitude – all dry-farmed with a high percentage of very old vines. The climate is perfect, with sunny summers and cooling breezes making for low yields and healthy fruit. With an impressive managing and winemaking team of Cerina and Jaco Van Niekerk in place, this estate’s wines deliver outstanding value.

Great choice of good-value wines in the January sales. The website is really easy to use to make up an order. Delivery, as is often the case, was within 24 hours and, as usual, was well-packed.

J Windle

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I've bought a couple of cases recently, and many more in years gone by, and have really enjoyed their selection. They have a good range of interesting wines from some classic and some more…

Nicholas S

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Judging by the wines I have had, someone is doing a very good job in selecting the wines to put before the public, and at a very fair price. Delivery from online purchases as also been quick and…

Brian K

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Great company with good service and good prices. Highly recommended.

Albert H

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One of my favourite independents. Been enjoying these special wines for more than 10 years. Always interesting choices, and always great value in the sales!

David M

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This was yet another quick and painless transaction, as I have come to expect from SV&S.

Richard T

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