Edgmond Wines

Druk My Niet C68 Chenin Blanc 2018

£14.95

Composition: 100% Old Vine Chenin Blanc
Region: Paarl
Production: 9,000 bottles
ABV: 13%
Drink: Now to 2024

Product Description

Composition: 100% Old Vine Chenin Blanc
Region: Paarl
Production: 9,000 bottles
ABV: 13%
Drink: Now to 2024

On the nose this wine shows bright notes of fresh pineapple, peeled quince and orange blossom. The palate is layered with poached quince and bright acidity leading to creamy mid palate and finishing with warm brioche.

This Chenin Blanc is source from two blocks of old vines in Paarl, planted in 1968 and 1962 respectively. These vineyards were planted on ancient decomposed granite and Malmsbury shales soils, respectively, producing unique flavours in the berries. The composition of these soils allow deep root penetration which ensures moderate canopy growth and modest yields. Moderate to high stress levels due to warm days and windy conditions result in small, concentrated berries that produce wines of great concentration and complexity. Integrated pest and disease management is practiced to reduce environmental impact and enhance soil and vine health. Tailored actions are applied by hand in canopy management considering slope aspect, sunlight exposure and varietal stress responses to ensure superior, consistent quality in each block.