The One-Liner The best vintage yet of this stunning Cape stalwart. Tasting Notes A fresh, dry Chenin with broad appeal. It displays classic baked apple and zippy citrus aromas with soft, delicate apple fruit on the palate balanced by crisp acidity. Extended lees contact gives this great value wine some real weight and character, a little wild yeast ferment in barrel adds texture and finesse too. Winemaker: Marinda Kruger-van Eck Country of Origin: South Africa Region of Origin: Western Cape Grapes: Chenin Blanc 100% ABV: 13% Case Size: 6x75cl Vintage: 2015
Cape Heights Chenin Blanc
BOUTINOT SOUTH AFRICA is driven by our passion for discovery and desire to capture the real essence of South Africa in every bottle. It was the simple love of Loire Chenin Blanc that first led us to South Africa in 1994, where we pioneered the ‘wild yeast’ ferment style that has now been adopted by many producers in this region. Since then we have been exploring the country's amazing vineyards to make fabulous wines from specific sites and plots that scream location, location, terroir!! Our winemaking team is headed up by Marinda Kruger-van Eck, who confesses “We put as much, if not more, thought and effort into making our entry level wines as our premium ones”. The key is knowing the characteristics of each plot, understanding the benefits each grape can bring, and using this information to break rules and push boundaries.“I use a combination of my knowledge and love of nature and science to create versatile, expressive and food-friendly wines from this wonderful country”.
“The whole of the Cape is our vineyard”
Boutinot South Africa – driven by discovery and opportunities; how many companies are actually encouraged to dance from vineyard to vineyard, dreaming and weaving possibilities to excite colleagues, customers and consumers?
In the vineyard
Sourced from old bush vines from Paarl and Drakenstein. No irrigation is used in the vineyards and very little crop control is needed due to the age of the vines naturally restricting yield. All grapes are harvested by hand.
In the winery
Produced from only free run juice, part of the blend is naturally fermented and a tiny percentage in old barrels. The wine is left on fine lees for an extended period for greater palate weight and mouthfeel.
A great partner to grilled fish, chicken and salads. Wonderful with Cape Malay curries, spicy mango salads and brightly flavoured pan-Asian cuisine.
2012 Vintage: "Dry, full and round, with attractive fresh pineapple and quince on the nose, citrus and grapefruit on the relatively delicate, crisp palate, and a long finish." Robert Giorgione (consultant ), Sommelier Wine Awards 2013, Judges Comments
2014 Vintage: IWSC 2015 -Silver
2014 Vintage: IWC 2015 - Commended
2013 Vintage: IWSC 2014 - Silver
2013 Vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 - Bronze
2013 Vintage: International Wine Challenge 2014 - Silver
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