2018 Brookdale Estate, Chenin Blanc

Paarl,South Africa,

£35.48

Bottle size: 75cl,

    In stock

    “When Tim first acquired the land of Brookdale, it was overgrown and underused. As Tim and the team began to clear the land, replant indigenous trees and shrubs, and plant new vines, they happened across something remarkable … A single block of Chenin Blanc had been quietly thriving on one of the slopes at Brookdale Estate and held immense potential.

    The block was to be yield the first vintage of Brookdale Chenin Blanc from the then 35-year-old vines. The Chenin Blanc stands proudly as a wine o

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    Description

    CELLAR INFORMATION The grapes were hand-picked at different stages to achieve optimal ripeness and balance. The fruit was pre-cooled and gently whole-bunch pressed before spontaneous fermentation and partial malolactic fermentation added elegance, and complexity. VINEYARD INFORMATION From old vine Chenin Blanc (1985) grown on decomposed shale and granite; minimal winemaking was employed to allow this stony terroir to shine through.

    Additional information

    Wine Type

    White

    Country

    South Africa

    Region

    Paarl

    Vintage

    2018

    Brand

    Brookdale Estate

    Cultivar

    Chenin Blanc

    Appellation

    Paarl

    Bottle Size

    75cl

    Pack Size

    1x75cl

    Pack Type

    Loose Bottles

    Alcohol Percentage

    13.50

    Duty Status

    Duty Paid

    Availability

    Immediate

    Producer Profile

    INTRODUCTION

    The Brookdale Estate, situated at the foot of the lofty Du Toitskloof Pass in Paarl, is a very impressive boutique winery owned by Englishman Tim Rudd and is planted with not only 25+ year old Chenin Blanc vines but also several other special Chenin Blanc blocks that are now over 35 years old and certified under the Old Vine Project as Heritage Vines.