Van Loggerenberg,

Trust your Gut

Chenin Blanc,
Western Cape,South Africa,
  • Greg Sherwood: 96


Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

“I sourced grapes from special vineyards to use in this blend, which I believe is a great example of a wine that is made up of components that together are greater than the sum of its individual parts. Sometimes you just have to trust your gut to tell you what the right move is — and all the pictures on the label are in some way suggestive of that instinct. Like a compass provides direction to a sailor or how a bee instinctively knows where it has to go to find pollen and make honey. The stamp is to emphasize our South African heritage.”
Lukas Van Loggerenberg

In The Cellar
The parcels are vinified separately before being blended just before bottling. Grapes were destemmed, pressed and left overnight to settle in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then racked to 3rd fill 500-litre French oak the next morning. The wine spent 10 months on its primary lees without any batonage before being blended and bottled. No commercial yeast or enzymes were used during the winemaking process.

In The Vineyard
The grapes for this wine are sourced from two parcels in different regions; 60% from a block in the Paardeberg (Swartland) and 40% from the Polkadraai hills of Stellenbosch. The Paardeberg portion is from a bush vine vineyard planted on decomposed granite giving the wine its elegance, finesse, and focus. The portion from the Polkadraai is planted on Granite and lends characteristics of yellow fruit and depth to the wine.
"About 60% of the grapes for this superb wine were sourced from the Paardeberg and 40% from the Polkadraai Hills ward in Stellenbosch. The aromatics display a notable crushed gravel minerality with hints of struck-match reduction before notes of pineapple, ripe pears, white peach, wet straw and dried herb nuances. As always, the palate is beautifully intense and concentrated possessing impressive phenolic structure together with a bright vibrant acidity. It is striking how Lukas harnesses such power, intensity and depth of flavour at a modest 13% alcohol, reaffirming his real mastery of the Chenin Blanc grape. Drink this on release or cellar for 8 to 10+ years." - Greg Sherwood MW.