2020 Old Vines Chenin Blanc

Western Cape,South Africa,

£44.48

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • GS-95
  • JR-85
  • PL-94

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Description

CELLAR INFORMATION Whole bunch pressed, the juice underwent natural fermentation in older oak barrels where it was kept on the lees for 6 months. This vintage will definitely make you think.

With minimal interference and no additions barring some sulphites, this wine will age for 20+ years. VINEYARD INFORMATION 2020 had much larger yields than in 2019, characterized by decent bunch numbers thanks to good post-harvest and winter conditions. Soil profiles were also supplemented well due to late winter rainfall.

Additional information

Wine Type

White

Country

South Africa

Region

Western Cape

Vintage

2020

Brand

Naude

Cultivar

Chenin Blanc

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

12.00

Duty Status

In Bond

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Platter's

Reviews

Platter’s 94

[01/01/2023]

JancisRobinson.com 85

[01/01/2023]

Greg Sherwood 95

Happily, this 2020 is already very impressive with wonderfully complex aromatics of crystallised pineapple chunks, bruised yellow orchard fruit, tangerine peal, white peach, wet thatch and sweet & sour notes of passion fruit liquor. The palate shows lovely vibrancy and energy all wrapped up tightly in a fine, harmonious glycerol depth of fruit concentration that seems slightly more exotic than previous vintages with seductive notes of lemon cordial, pineapples in syrup, tart white peaches and pithy green apple candy. Like all Ian s delightful creations, this wine retains an incredible crystalline purity, tangy fresh acids, nervy textural linearity and a granitic liquid minerality that washes over the palate to counter-balance the fruit intensity. GS [01/01/2023]

Producer Profile

Ian Naudé’s wines are unlike anything else.

His range of wines are made up of esoteric pockets of old and new vines that tell a story about South African heritage. He did so fearlessly, believing that South African wine, if made honestly, and without compromise can come to rival the finest wines in the world. And slowly the international wine cognoscenti have started believing it too, as demonstrated by their rave reviews year-on-year.