The Tea Leaf Chenin Blanc
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What’s this then? SKU is a casual band of happy ferments. A circus tent of the Cape’s stranger grapes and blends. They will champion the unfashionable, experiment with the known and express the found before it gets lost. Mistakes are likely, fun certain…Welcome to Strange Kompanjie Unlimited, a Kultivar Club for the Underdog!
The Tea Leaf Chenin Blanc hails from the uniqueness of the vineyards where the grapes from these wines grow; amongst South Africa’s native rooibos (red tea) plants that grow wild amongst vines, protected from removal and yet to be successfully cultivated anywhere else in the world.
The Tea Leaf Chenin Blanc wine has a complex stone fruit nose with notes of crushed granite, slightly saline. The palate has firm, high-key fruit, a gentle, sandy texture and persistence. Ultimately this is a deeply satisfying wine made from a blend of old bush vine Chenin Blanc, Palomino and Grenache Blanc vines in Piekenierskloof and Paarl with each cultivar bringing a unique component to this definitive Cape brew. Pair this multi-award winning wine with simply cooked fish dishes, scallops, salt & pepper squid or fishcakes, light seafood pasta, risotto, rich salads and sushi.
Country: South Africa
Region: Piekenierskloof, Western Cape
Grape: Chenin Blanc 65%, Grenache Blanc 30%, Palomino 5%
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Awards: 2017 Vintage - The Wine Merchant Top 100 2019
2017 Vintage - Silver at Sommelier Wine Awards 2019
2016 Vintage - Silver at Catavinum 2018,
2016 Vintage - Gold at Sommerlier Wine Awards 2018