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.