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Hope Marguerite

Beaumont, Hope Marguerite 2017

R295

7 in stock

Notes

Named after Hope Marguerite Beaumont, a woman with character, elegance and a love for wine. They have produced this Chenin to reflect the pure character of the grape and the individual philosophy of Beaumont wines. Their very first vintage of the Hope Marguerite was produced in 1997. Only fruit selected from their oldest Chenin Blanc vineyards, planted in ‘74 and ‘78, are used for this wine. Barrel fermentation takes place in 400L French oak using only natural yeasts. No malo lactic fermentation takes place in order to retain as much natural freshness. The wine is kept on its gross lees for 10 months with regular batonage, giving it a richer and fuller palate.

Tasting notes:
'Serial accolades for scintillating rendition of chenin ex 40 year old vines. 17 retains accustomed classic style; layered with tropical fruit, fleshed out by creamy oatmeal from deft oaking (year in 20% new barrels), yet wonderfully restrained & elegant.' – Platters Wine Guide 2019, 5*

'Year in year out, this is one of the best and most complex Chenins in South Africa. Made from very small berries (but with no botrytis) in 2017, it’s a leesy, naturally fermented delight showing old vine concentration and remarkable palate length. 2019-27.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2018, 95/100

'The 2017 Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc was fermented and matured in oak, 15% new. It offers attractive orange peel, dried honey and white chocolate scents that open with aeration, and the prudent use of oak is welcome. The palate is well balanced with fine weight; touches of orange pith and nectarine lace together toward the quite refined and persistent finish. This is a classy Chenin Blanc.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 91/100

'When the 2016 was reviewed on release, I thought it was one of the smartest modern-era local wines I’ve yet tasted rating it 97 on the 100-point quality scale (see here), and re-visiting it yesterday, I have no reason to change my mind. It’s extraordinarily vivid and so absolutely of its place – winemaker Sebastian Beaumont reveals that small berries thanks to the drought have contributed to it be so flavour-packed. As for the 2017, it seems a little leaner and drier than the 2016. Very primary still, the nose shows hints of lime, pear, white peach and even some guava. The palate is pure and fresh with a pithy finish – it’s water-like now in its clarity and drinkability but should only gain in complexity with time in the bottle.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 94/100

Named after Hope Marguerite Beaumont, a woman with character, elegance and a love for wine. They have produced this Chenin to reflect the pure character of the grape and the individual philosophy of Beaumont wines. Their very first vintage of the Hope Marguerite was produced in 1997. Only fruit selected from their oldest Chenin Blanc vineyards, planted in ‘74 and ‘78, are used for this wine. Barrel fermentation takes place in 400L French oak using only natural yeasts. No malo lactic fermentation takes place in order to retain as much natural freshness. The wine is kept on its gross lees for 10 months with regular batonage, giving it a richer and fuller palate.

Tasting notes:
'Serial accolades for scintillating rendition of chenin ex 40 year old vines. 17 retains accustomed classic style; layered with tropical fruit, fleshed out by creamy oatmeal from deft oaking (year in 20% new barrels), yet wonderfully restrained & elegant.' – Platters Wine Guide 2019, 5*

'Year in year out, this is one of the best and most complex Chenins in South Africa. Made from very small berries (but with no botrytis) in 2017, it’s a leesy, naturally fermented delight showing old vine concentration and remarkable palate length. 2019-27.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2018, 95/100

'The 2017 Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc was fermented and matured in oak, 15% new. It offers attractive orange peel, dried honey and white chocolate scents that open with aeration, and the prudent use of oak is welcome. The palate is well balanced with fine weight; touches of orange pith and nectarine lace together toward the quite refined and persistent finish. This is a classy Chenin Blanc.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 91/100

'When the 2016 was reviewed on release, I thought it was one of the smartest modern-era local wines I’ve yet tasted rating it 97 on the 100-point quality scale (see here), and re-visiting it yesterday, I have no reason to change my mind. It’s extraordinarily vivid and so absolutely of its place – winemaker Sebastian Beaumont reveals that small berries thanks to the drought have contributed to it be so flavour-packed. As for the 2017, it seems a little leaner and drier than the 2016. Very primary still, the nose shows hints of lime, pear, white peach and even some guava. The palate is pure and fresh with a pithy finish – it’s water-like now in its clarity and drinkability but should only gain in complexity with time in the bottle.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 94/100

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PG 5*

Country

ZA

Region

Overberg

Style

White

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