For the love of Chenin Blanc

Earlier this week we shared an offer on the beguiling wines produced by Alex Milner at Natte Valleij. However, Alex’s talents aren’t limited to just red wines. Also on our shipment was our annual allocation of his personal project – Axle. We get just 120 bottles of this wine each vintage, and it’s very special indeed.

When we last visited the farm in January last year, he told us that Chenin Blanc was his wife’s favourite and he was fed up of buying it from other producers so decided to make some himself.

Clearly he doesn’t do things by halves, rather than just knock up something cheap and cheerful he’s made one of the best expressions of the cultivar on the planet for her. Don’t just take our word though, the wine was bestowed with a Five Star rating from John Platter – the most coveted accolade in South Africa.

If that’s not love then I don’t know what is.

Share the love, drink some Chenin Blanc