False Bay, Wild Yeast Chenin Blanc, Waterkloof Estate

False Bay, Wild Yeast Chenin Blanc, Waterkloof Estate

Region
Western Cape, South Africa
Vintage:
2018
Producer:
Waterkloof Estate
Grapes:
Chenin Blanc
Wine Description:

The fruit for this superb Chenin Blanc wine comes from the Paardeberg, from very old vines. Deep, rich and ripe fruit with a yeasty character and citrus acidity create this delicious False Bay wine.

Tasting Note:

Wild yeast fermentation is key to this benchmark Chenin Blanc. The long wild yeast ferment provides bready aromas and additional complexity to the wine. Dried herbaceous notes, including fennel and aniseed from the nearby fynbos, dominate the nose, followed by a creamy lemon character. The palate is reminiscent of the nose, with great textural complexity, attributable to the long, slow wild yeast fermentation.

Food Suggestion:

A versatile wine equally well suited to partner lobster and other seafood, risotto or herb roast chicken. Can also handle spice very well.

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