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Laibach Chenin Blanc "Sur Lie" Reserve 2021, Stellenbosch (Organic)

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Laibach Chenin Blanc "Sur Lie" Reserve 2021, Stellenbosch (Organic)

£21.50 Single Bottle
£19.35 Any 6 Mix
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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.

Quick Info

Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13.5
Designation: WO Stellenbosch
BIN: BTL-0371
Current Stock: 12
Style: White
Organic: Yes
Vegetarian: Yes
Vegan: Yes

More Information

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South Africa

South African wine has a history dating back to 1659 with the first bottle being produced in Cape Town by its founder and gouverner Jan van Riebeeck. South Africa is located at the tip of Africa with its wine regions located near the coastal influences of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. These regions have a mostly Mediterranean climate that is marked by intense sunlight and dry heat.
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Chenin Blanc

Chenin blanc is a white wine grape variety from the Loire Valley of France. Its high acidity means it can be used to make many styles from crisp and fresh dry white wines, to delicious sparklers, and even well-balanced dessert wines,

Outside the Loire, Chenin Blanc is best known in South Africa. A new generation of quality producers is making excellent, complex Chenin from old vines and the future looks very bright indeed.