Silwervis Chenin 2016

Winemaking Notes

The Chenin Blanc grapes are sourced from a single vineyard planted in 1964 located on the decomposed granite soils of the Paardeberg. This vineyard is proudly registered with The Old Vine Project. Harvest is done by hand the grapes are whole bunch pressed into stainless steel to start fermentation. Once the juice is finished fermenting the wine is then transferred to a 670l Nomblot concrete egg where the wine matures for 12 months undisturbed. The shape of the egg allows for gentle stirring of the wine without interruption. The wine is then transferred to a stainless steel tank for one year further maturation before bottling.

Tasting Notes

The nose presents with floral notes of jasmine, lemon peel, fennel and clove spice notes and high notes of musk, forget-me-nots and lilac. The texture of the wine is rounded but delicate with a weighty, slightly waxy finish. Notes of saline, mineral and iodine are charateristics picked up from the terroir of the granite soils which compliment the fruit driven flavours of citrus, apricot and raw almond waxyness familiar with Chenin blanc off old vines.
Drink now until 2030. Best paired with fresh salads, tapas style meals of olives, charcuterie, and cheeses or light meat dishes such as chicken, pork and pastas.