2022 City on a Hill, Sky

Swartland,South Africa,

£55.00

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • GS-97
  • JR-85
  • TA-94

In stock

“André Bruyns, former assistant winemaker to David and Nadia Sadie, is now vineyard manager at Swartland property Lammershoek (recently under new ownership). He did not release any wines form the 2021 vintage under his City on a Hill label due to difficult trading circumstances but he’s back with a bang with his 2022 new releases.
“”We call this vineyard “Sky” because of its almost 400m altitude. The vineyard sits exposed on top of a slope in the Paardeberg mountain with an amazing view of the S

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Description

CELLAR INFORMATION Fermentation: Native yeasts
100% MLF
Vessels: Old 300 litre oak barrels VINEYARD INFORMATION From a Paardeberg vineyard of Chenin Blanc planted in 1998 just under 400m above sea level.

Additional information

Wine Type

White

Country

South Africa

Region

Swartland

Vintage

2022

Brand

City on a Hill

Cultivar

Chenin Blanc

Appellation

Swartland

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

12.50

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Greg Sherwood, JancisRobinson.com, Tim Atkin

Reviews

JancisRobinson.com 85

[Jancis Robinson, 01/01/2023]

Greg Sherwood 97

One of the most profound wines Andre has ever made, this stunner was sourced from a Chenin Blanc vineyard in the Paardeberg planted in 1998 at around 400 metres above sea level on deep decomposed granite soils. Super taut, lean and mineral driven, this wine is very backward in coming forward, grudgingly yielding subtle aromatics of white peach, dried herbs, fynbos, grated lime peel, crunchy pear and a profound smoky, reductive crushed granite mineral essence. The palate is as lean and linear as the nose suggests, offering up a wound spring tension and a chiselled structure that s all about searing acids, a briney salinity and a lean, wet river pebble minerality in the mouth. This is an incredibly special wine that needs to be tasted over one, two or three days to really experience its profound depth, complexity and purity. A Chenin Blanc so serious and grown up it should carry an Adults Only age restriction! Wow. Drink this from 2026 to 2040+. (97+/100 Greg Sherwood MW) [Greg Sherwood, 01/01/2023]

Tim Atkin 94

[Tim Atkin, 01/01/2023]