Optenhorst Chenin Blanc
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Country: South Africa
Bottle size: 750 mL
Eyes: Pale straw with vibrant golden rim.
Nose: A melange of apricots, nectarines, grapefruit rind, honey and almond brittle.
Mouth: Beautiful restraint mouth feel. Finishes with lively, mineral accent.
Recommended food pairings: Served with gourmet salads, seared scallops, and grilled chicken or rich fish dishes. With the touch of oak it also accompanies Karoo Lamb particularly well.
Winemaker: Corlea Fourie
Growing conditions: The grapes originated from a single vineyard site called Optenhorst, which literally means perched on top of a hill. Bush vines planted in 1952.
Winemaking notes: Whole bunch pressed on arrival at cellar. Settled overnight with clear juice drawn off in the morning. Barrel fermented and matured in Louis Latour French 228l oak casks. Fully natural fermented. Maturation for 6 months, partly in concrete, partly in oak with regular stirring to facilitate integration.
Drinking window: 2017 - 2025Attachments:
- Retail: £22.99
- Club: £20.69
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