The first time I tried this wine it stopped me in my tracks. Chenin Blanc is a wonderfully expressive grape and the time spent on the fine lees has added an unexpected dimension to the wine.
It is made from the oldest vines on the farm. No additives were used and fermentation was done 50% in old barrels, 25% in concrete eggs and 25% in stainless steel. The result is a wine with a refreshing colour and a slight orange tint.
The nose is exotic, with papaya and white peach in abundance. On the palate a lovely mineral character combines with the ripe tropical and stone fruits. It is rich and velvety, very long with a lovely balanced lingering lemon and lime like acidity.
It begs to be opened, but this wine will age gracefully and has enough structure and complexity to last 6 – 10 years.
Pair with thai food or fish dishes such as pan fried seabass or hake.