Bush Vine Chenin Blanc, Winery of Good Hope, Western Cape
By the stars in the Southern Hemisphere
Tastes like: Citrus. Honeyed Apples. Waxy. Pears. Quince. Spicy. Mineral. Rich.
There are some things that South Africa is rightly famous for; The Spring Boks, Table Mountain, Nando's and the Big Five to name a few... and one other thing that has found worldwide acclaim is South African Chenin Blanc and boy do we have a good one for you. This is a rich a luscious Chenin which would grace any table.
The Winery of Good Hope are superb producers based in Somerset West in Western Cape. The winery was founded in 1998 with a commitment to high quality, great value and respect for their environment. The fruit is sourced from the Helderberg area in Stellenbosch, Elgin, and the Perderberg area in the Swartland.
The focus is on as natural a production as possible although the vineyards are not certified organic. Their aim is to follow a few guiding principles in the production. They grow healthy vines by focusing on vine health and the development of the plant’s own immunity, they are bug-friendly and promote beneficial microorganisms and, in so doing, decrease the effect of nasty ones, they use birds of prey rather than poison to keep the rodents from uprooting the vines.
Finally they are down to earth and have implemented a composting programme that’s gradually replaced the need for fertiliser. The wine making process is non-interventionist, allowing spontaneous ferments with native yeast, and keeping the sulphur level down.
South Africa - 2019 - 13% - 75cl
Organic practicing - Sustainable - Vegan - Low intervention - Wild yeasts - Low sulphur