The Wild Olive Chenin Blanc (Olea Africana)
Old vines Chenin Blanc - Wine of South Africa
Vintage 2020The African Wild Olive (Olea Africana). Often found growing in clumps together with the Cape Milkwood – sometimes even entwined as a single stump – the trees can reach an age of thousands of years. The Wild Olive is synonymous with the prime wine producing regions of the Western Cape.
G R A P E V A R I E T A L100% Chenin Blanc
O R I G I N
Two 36-year old goblets in the Swartland consistently produce superior quality grapes at a low yields, with this year at a slightly higher than average 6.5 tons/ha. Somewhat better winter rains came as a welcome respite from three consecutive dry years, resulting in good bunch set and improved yields with excellent grape quality.
V I N I F I C A T I O NHand harvested during mid to late February with sugars ranging from 22.4 - 24.3 degrees Balling. Fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures. The wine was left on the lees for 6 months prior to bottling.
D E S C R I P T I O N
Crisp and expressive while retaining a creamy and generous mid-palate. Shows notes of stone fruit and citrus and matures to include hints of almond and honey. The finish is long and shows an elegant minerality. Enjoy by the glass, or
pair with light fare such as fish, shellfish, white meats and salads. Drinks well right now.
Alc - 12.86 Rs - 4 TA - 5.9 Ph - 3.37