Holden Manz,

Chenin Blanc Reserve

Chenin Blanc,
Western Cape,South Africa,


    Bottle size: 750 ml,

    In stock

    Holden Manz is a family owned wine producer located in the heart of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. Established by owners Gerard Holden & Migo Manz in 2010 the estate grows cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and syrah and sources a selection of white varietals from specialist growers.

    Category: SKU: ca0daec69b5a
    In The Cellar
    Hand selected bunches from two excellent vineyards in the Simonsberg/Paarl area (80%) and from Perdeberg (20%). 100% from vines certified by the Old Vine Project – mostly bush vines over 35 years old. Harvested during the period 12th to 27th February 2019. Berries cooled to 5°C prior to “Champagne” crush cycle. Clarified juice transferred by gravity to barrels and tanks for fermentation. Wild yeast fermentation with 28% vinified.

    In The Vineyard
    2018/19 was a true winemaker’s vintage. A relatively cold and wet winter gave way to late and disorganized flowering. Our vineyard team had to apply plenty of anticipation and thought to deal with the changing and unusual weather which disrupted the regular pattern of activities. A generally cooler vintage has produced wines with exceptional elegance.
    Colour: Golden yellow. Nose: Medium + intensity on the nose; kumquat, honeysuckle, quince, citrus flowers. Palate: Medium to full bodied with a fine line of crisp acidity. Rounded palate, long and powerful finish, yellow fruit with lingering flavors of fresh ginger and pineapple.