100% Chenin Blanc harvested from selected old bushvine vineyards on the top slopes of Bottelary Hills – a South African Chenin Blanc for the Chablis fan. Fermented in stainless steel and concrete tanks, left on the fine lees for five months. A perfect example of nervy, unadulterated, unmanipulated, no skin contact, zero residual sugar, zero malolactic, honest to goodness Chenin Blanc. A clean, lean nerve-tingler with grapefruit, bayleaf, lemon sorbet, muskmelon and sea spray freshness.
PRODUCTION: Harvested from various vineyard around the Riebeek Kasteel region; spontaneous ferments in concrete tanks and aged on fine lees for 6 months pre-bottling.
10 000 bottles
About Blackwater Winery
Blackwater wines are focused on sourcing fruit from the best possible vineyards across the Western Cape, building long lasting relationships with the growers and do my utmost to make wines true to their origin.
With the minimal intervention ethos in the cellar, it all comes down to the grapes, no wine making tricks – just sticking to the basics and attention to details.