Kaapzicht 1947 Chenin Blanc 2018

From 72 year old vines, the aromatics are super complex and spicy with lovely nuances of wet straw, dusty white citrus, honied yellow peaches, fynbos and sweet pineapple confit. There is such focused depth, full bodied plump texture and complexity with fabulous nuances of tangerine peel, naartjie pulp, lychee concentrate and a honied bon bon intensity. A super impressive wine with power, breadth and weight but a balancing harmonious acidity.


variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Danie Steytler jnr
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.43 % vol  rs : 4.4 g/l  pH : 3.41  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2019 Veritas Wine Awards - Gold

ageing : Drink now and over the next 25 years.

in the vineyard : 

Old bush vine planted by Danie Jnr’s great grandfatherin 1947. The vineyard has been registered as a single vineyard, making it the second oldest Chenin block in the country. Originally 6ha in size, only 1ha of the very low yielding vineyard remains.


about the harvest: Hand-picked.

in the cellar : 

Winemaking is very hands on Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, settled overnight, natural fermentation in French and Hungarian oak barrels. 1 year in different barrels, 500L, 300L and 225L ranging from new to 2nd fill, and then a barrel selection is made to make up the final blend.

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