2022 Monk Stone Chenin Blanc

Cape South Coast,South Africa,

£30.49

Bottle size: 75cl,
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The Monk Stone is a complex Chenin Blanc matured in a combination of handmade clay amphorae and neutral French oak barrels. Monk Stone gets its name from the large boulder which punctuates the organically-grown, high-altitude vineyard block at Stark-Condé. This bush-vine Chenin vineyard is planted along dramatic terraces which were sculpted to prevent rain erosion. The wave and ripple patterns formed by these terraces, together with the large boulder, recall a traditional Japanese rock garden, and hence the name “Monk Stone.

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Additional information

Wine Type

White

Country

South Africa

Region

Cape South Coast

Vintage

2022

Brand

Stark-Conde

Cultivar

Chenin Blanc

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

11.00

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Greg Sherwood

Reviews

Greg Sherwood 95

"After the block buster 2021 Monk Stone Chenin Blanc, the new release 2022 from Stark Conde will certainly draw a lot of attention. Matured for eight months, 55% in amphorae and 45% in second-fill barrels, the aromatics remain incredibly pure and mineral driven offering pithy white citrus, freshly baled straw, dried herbs, white peach and lemon infused chamomile tea with melted honey hints. The palate is wonderfully fresh and crisp with an intense tangy acidity and complex layers of sweet lemon pastille, crunchy peach and stony liquid mineral nuances. Yet another extremely delicious and finely-crafted Chenin Blanc from Rudger van Wyk that shows impressive focus and intensity with a meticulous crystalline purity and elegance. Drink on release or ideally, cellar for a further 2 to 3+ years to allow this classy Chenin Blanc to unfurl." – Greg Sherwood MW. [Greg Sherwood, 01/04/2023]