Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Cavalli Filly Chenin Blanc

2021 Gold Medal

Cavalli Wine

Cavalli Wine Cavalli Filly Chenin Blanc
Dry Chenin Blanc (<5g/l or up to 9g/l if TA <2g/l lower) () Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2020 and older


100% Chenin blanc. Grapes are picked at optimal ripeness with generous acidity. The Chenin blanc is whole bunch pressed followed by fermentation in French oak barrels with a combination of new, 2nd fill and 3rd fill 225L barrels. The wine is kept on its fermentation lees with the occasional batonnage for 9 months until bottling. Mounds of citrus, lemon zest and vanilla compliment an exotically wooded aroma. The palate shows loads of peaches and apricots, yellow plums with a crisp acidity holding the wine together.

French onion tart. Fruitiness works with sweetness of onions, while butteriness from the oak, compliments rich and creamy filling.