Chenin Blanc is a speciality of ours, having been in near-continuous production since 1999. In 2020, the wine was produced from our ‘baby’ 30-year-old estate-grown and own-rooted bush vines. While less than 2km from where ‘Warrine’ was sourced, the wine is fundamentally different due to the very old granite derived soils and hardcore uncompromising organic farming. Identical winemaking to the ‘Warrine’ Chenin, however, kept on lees a little longer looking for some sulphide-y funk. This is quite prominent early but will integrate with time, or swirling in glass. Absolutely typical SVW chenin blanc, with some affinity to the Loire-chenin grown on schist.
- Struck Match / Creme Brulee / Hessian / Wet Hay