2020 Chenin Blanc

2020 Chenin Blanc

The grapes for this wine comes from selected vineyards in Stellenbosch and Paarl. Owing to the nature of bush vines, careful canopy management was exercised so that no bunches were exposed to excessive sunlight and an even ripening of the grapes. For a change we had a normal winter in 2019. Cold and very wet with some snow to fill the dams. Summer started with a bang with early bud break and a very early start to the harvest season. Most of the Chenin’s were harvested about 10 days earlier than 2019. We had a very moderate but dry summer, exactly what we want for quality wine production.