100% Chenin Blanc from a dryland vineyard planted in 1974 (43 years old), offering limited yields of exceptional fruit. Grapes were harvested by hand in the early morning to obtain the best quality fruit possible. The wine was aged for 11 months on 500 L barrels. Captivating complexity, with pineapple, citrus and apricots initially evident, followed by layers of stone fruit, pear, lime and white flowers. The palate shows richness, creamy oaky undertones, with citrus, lemon and lime towards the end.
Great companion to fish, sea food (calamari, lobster, mussels & lemon butter prawns), poultry and fresh garden salads. Excellent with vegetarian dishes. Lovely with soft white cheese. Will pair well with game birds. The wine has sufficient structure to pair well with lamb and pork.
About this winery:
Welgegund wines are handcrafted from old character plantings on our farm in Wellington and celebrate a unique combination of the decomposed granite terroir, the exceptional light and the timeless mastery of the winemaker. The farm was established in 1777. Focus lies on Rhone blends and Chenin Blanc.
Characteristics:A Rhône style blend of 60% Shiraz, 30% Cinsaut and 10% Carignan. Grapes grow on bush vines, up to 41 years of age, only the...