Roodekrantz,

Donkermaan

Chenin Blanc,
Western Cape,South Africa,
2021
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  • Greg Sherwood: 95

£30.49

Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

Roodekrantz Wines is a small boutique label who crafts fine artisanal wines from selected blocks of old dry land vines of exceptional terroir. South Africa’s ‘Old Vine Project’ – which aims to keep rare old-vine fruit away from large commercial blends – saw the Burger and Morkel families release the first Roodekrantz wines in 2015. Committed to preserving these ancient Certified Old Vine Heritage Vineyards, they work closely with their growers, encouraging respectful and sustainable vineyard practices. They source old parcels from Stellenbosch, Paarl and Swartland and primarily focus on producing Chenins. Their wines are made with minimal intervention in the cellar to allow expression of the character of the vineyards. No new oak ensures the quality of the fruit and terroir shine through in every bottle.

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In The Cellar
Crushed and pressed with settling of juice overnight. Barrel fermented in older oak with extended time on the fine lees. Barrel maturation for 11 months.

In The Vineyard
Planted in 1976. Bush vineyard with sandy decomposed granite soils. Cool maritime influences with cool ocean breezes in the afternoon. Grapes were handpicked early morning, very low yields.
‘From a Helderberg vineyard planted in 1967. Intriguing aromatics of peach, citrus, fynbos and wet wool. Great texture and mouthfeel – this has side-palate in addition to length and is just very well balanced. Subtle and intricate.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 95/100
Alcohol:12.59%