21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2014
Our wooded Chenin Blanc is rich and complex, and is created from vineyards that are over 40-years-old. These vineyards produce grapes with thicker skins, giving you a wine with intense flavour that also ages well.
The vineyard is planted in deep Clovelly soils in the cool Tygerberg hills about 15 km from the ocean.
Soft aromas of dried apricots and ripe tropical fruit, with an oak and vanilla undertow on the nose. On the palate, there’s an inescapable rounded richness of flavor and good acidity, white flesh peaches, almond paste and creamy notes.
Grapes were hand-harvested in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled before hand sorting, destemming and crushing. Skin contact was limited to 6 hours and the free run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation. The fermentation took place in a combination of 300, 400, 500 and 2500 liter French oak barrels. The wine matured for 14 months in barrels, of which 60% new and 40% second fill.
Crisp pork belly with oriental caramelization, duck breast with fynbos honey and spices, or Cape-style pickled fish.
Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge 2016
IWSC 2016 - Silver
John Platter 2017 - 4 Stars
Veritas Silver 2016