Chenin Blanc, 2019, Swartland
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Region: Swartland WO
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Soil: Decomposite granite
Average Age of Vines: 20 years
Farming: Dry farm, natural
Harvest: By hand
Winemaking: Whole bunch pressed and fermented on the gross lees in old 500L barrels
Ageing: The wine sits on the lees for 11 months and no batonage done
Label: The Intellego Chenin Blanc is the very first wine that was made under the Intellego label and these grapes are from a vineyard in the South of the Swartland. The label is a picture Jurgen took of an abandoned workers house next to the vineyard. These workers contribute massively to the vineyards and work been done there.
A wine that joins the club of some of the most exciting South African Chenin Blancs. Fine and zesty: almond skin notes and pear skin are joined by a sprinkle of sea salt. It’s a wine for both drinking and thinking, and will even benefit from being decanted to watch it evolve with air.