False Bay Wild Yeast Chenin Blanc

South Africa

 

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The long wild yeast ferment provides bready aromas and additional complexity to this Chenin Blanc. Dried herbaceous notes, including fennel and aniseed from the nearby Fynbos, dominate the nose, followed by a creamy lemon character. The palate is reminiscent of the nose, with great textural complexity (attributable to the long, slow wild yeast fermentation), and more herbal characters. A versatile wine equally well suited to partner lobster and other seafood, risotto or herb roast chicken.

Country: South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Grapes: Chenin Blanc 100%
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2015
Awards: 2012 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2014 - Silver
2012 Vintage: Decanter World Wine awards 2013 - Bronze
2011 Vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze
2010 Vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 - Commended
2010 Vintage: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011 - Silver
2009 Vintage: IWC 2010 - Silver
2008 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2009 - Gold list & By the Glass Award
2008 Vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 - Bronze
2008 Vintage: IWC 2009 - Bronze

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