2018 FR Chenin Blanc

2018 FR Chenin Blanc

The Family Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018 was crafted from three different wards and soils (Decomposed Granite, Oakleaf and Duplex) in Stellenbosch, each contributing to the complexity of this wine. These vineyards are all over 40 years old and unirrigated bush vines. The canopy of the bush vines were suckered and tipped to ensure a cool micro climate around the grapes with no direct sun and without botrytis. The 2018 vintage was at the end of a three year drought, but these old vineyards with its well established roots looked better than ever.