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Wild House Chenin Blanc, Western Cape 2019

SBO2016

Wild House

Bright, textural stuff from old, unirrigated bush vines in the Paarl region grown on sandy soils over granite bedrock.

Meet the producer

Wild House is a lifestyle range which reflects a place of raw energy, a weather-beaten hut exposed to the storm-swept slopes...

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Production

Chenin is the backbone grape varietal of South Africa – it’s the most profusely planted variety in our country and is closely associated to our wine-making identity. To capture the true sense of place and terroir, I’ve made this wine a 100% unoaked Chenin Blanc. Fermenting only in stainless steel ensures the freshness, character and liveliness of the wine is maintained. To tame some of this energy and add more complexity and depth to the final wine, I’ve kept it on its fine lees for approximately nine months. This also adds to the lush mouthfeel and keeps the wine fresher for longer.”

Tasting notes

Yellow and tropical fruit on the nose with comice pear notes. Crisp acidity with a waxy texture and hints of citrus and lychee. Fresh maderin tang on the palate with a bright juicy finish.

Food match

Brilliant with seafood, poultry, chargrilled vegetables.

Awards

2019 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2020

Gold

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