Revenant Sauvignon Blanc Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch (6 Bottle Case)

South Africa

 

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Revenant - One that returns after death or a long absence. Revenant celebrates the glorious rebirth of tradition and the blend in The Western Cape of South Africa. A wondrous place with over 350 years of winemaking history, whose heritage is now being rediscovered: Young winemakers returning to the old ways. A renaissance and recognition of the importance of naturally balanced grapes; of minimal intervention winemaking; of old wood, concrete tanks and the beauty of the blend. Revenant encapsulates this rebirth of tradition and the spirit of ‘new wave’ South African wine. The white is a winning blend of Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc. The same blend that constitued Paul Boutinot's first wine from France - Cuvée Jean Paul. Such cuvees – once common in The Loire – sadly fell from fashion, even becoming unlawful in parts. Revenant celebrates the glorious rebirth of this lost soul in new lands.

The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are from neighbouring farms on The Schapenberg (the hill on which Waterkloof is located), along with Sauvignon grapes from Waterkloof itself. The Chenin Blanc is mainly from old bush-vines on the South facing slopes of the Helderberg, which is a Westerly extension of The Schapenberg overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Grapes are whole bunch pressed, wild ferment takes place primarily in old barrels and concrete eggs. Aged for 10 months on lees. No additions other than a small amount of sulphur.

This white has an uplifting nose of unwaxed lemons, lime pith and a touch of pink grapefruit. With a bright, essential attack the palate ultimately has a lovely balance of fruit weight and acidity.

A really versatile wine that will go with a variety of dishes. The wine can cut through creamy chicken dishes, belly of pork or fried fish and squid. Equally, one can enjoy it with the clean flavours of ceviche, sashimi or simply grilled sea bass.

Please note: All case wine orders can take between 7-10 days for delivery.

Country: South Africa
Region: Stellenbosch
Grapes:  Sauvignon Blanc 80%, Chenin Blanc 20%
ABV:  13.5%
Volume: 6 x 75cl
Vintage: 2018
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: 
Yes 

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