Chenin Blanc (Steen) 2019 Donkiesbaai

£23.85 £19.99 per bottle

About this wine

The 2019 Donkiesbaai Chenin Blanc (Steen) has a subtle floral fragrance of frangipani which provides a top note to intense fruity aromas of citrus with lots of white peach, nectarine and white pineapple. The intensity of fruit follows through on the palate, uplifted by a racy acidity. Flavours of lemon and lime are more prominent, with cape gooseberry, pineapple, peach and a creamy texture of lemon curd providing body. Fresh, layered and balanced with a dry yet textured mouth-feel and a zesty citrus finish.

Jancis Robinson: 17/20 “From 20- and 38-year-old dry-farmed bush vines planted in deep sandy soils at 520 m above the west coast. The wine is a blend of five components. 15% is fermented in tank and then aged for six months in used barrels. 50% is fermented in French oak and aged in a mixture of new and used barrels. 20% is fermented with ambient yeast and matured on lees in concrete eggs. 10% is fermented with ambient yeast in clay amphorae and 5% sees only stainless steel and is blended in prior to bottling. TA 6.3 g/l, pH 3.17, RS 2.8 g/l.
Golden straw colour. Lightly reductive and very appealing and complex on the nose. Really lively acidity with a saline tanginess. A little less apple and honey character than typical old-vine Chenins grown further inland. Long and lightly smoky on the palate. Already a joy to drink.”

 

 

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Producer Donkiesbaai
Category South Africa
Region Piekenierskloof
Colour White
Grape Chenin Blanc
Bottle Size 75cl
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes

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