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Single Block Chenin Blanc

L'Avenir, Single Block Chenin Blanc 2017

R305

6 in stock

Notes

100% Chenin Blanc

In tribute to the celebrated terroir of the historical Stellenbosch wine region, L’Avenir focuses on producing elegant wines which showcase their unique setting.

They focus on the 2 varietals which form the foundation stone of the South African wine industry – tipping their hat to the heritage of Chenin Blanc while embracing the innovation inherent in Pinotage.

The earliest harvest in 50 years made this Chenin Blanc ripen extremely fast but still led to beautiful, mature, full ripe fruit, that allowed a healthy delivery of grapes to the cellar.

Tasting notes:
'From a block planted in 1973. Matured for 12 months in older French oak (winemaker Dirk Coetzee has abandoned the use of acacia and the wine is now a little less confected). A pronounced nose with top notes of potpourri and dried herbs before white peach, citrus and a little earthiness. The palate shows terrific fruit concentration and plenty of detail combined with super-fresh acidity, the finish long and dry. Previous vintages have been very good but this is excellent.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za

'Brilliant pale gold. A mesmerising nose of sun-dried apricots and peach blossoms, ripe yellow pears, sweet oranges and a delicate hint of nut. A fruit-rich wine that lingers on the palate with well-balanced acidity and oak nuances. A touch of soft lime and a whisper of almond create an intriguing aftertaste that is both fresh and decadent.' – Winemaker

Viticulture:
The 2.0ha planting of Chenin Blanc is the oldest on the farm. Established in 1973, this single block is also one of the oldest in South Africa still used for vinification. Row and bunch selection of this single block make it possible to produce this Single Block Chenin Blanc. Situated in a cooler pocket of the farm with a southerly aspect and alongside a dam, the soils seldom require additional irrigation during the hot summer months. In special years the block is prone to a touch of carefully monitored Botrytis infection that promotes the production of high quality, intricately complex wine.

100% Chenin Blanc

In tribute to the celebrated terroir of the historical Stellenbosch wine region, L’Avenir focuses on producing elegant wines which showcase their unique setting.

They focus on the 2 varietals which form the foundation stone of the South African wine industry – tipping their hat to the heritage of Chenin Blanc while embracing the innovation inherent in Pinotage.

The earliest harvest in 50 years made this Chenin Blanc ripen extremely fast but still led to beautiful, mature, full ripe fruit, that allowed a healthy delivery of grapes to the cellar.

Tasting notes:
'From a block planted in 1973. Matured for 12 months in older French oak (winemaker Dirk Coetzee has abandoned the use of acacia and the wine is now a little less confected). A pronounced nose with top notes of potpourri and dried herbs before white peach, citrus and a little earthiness. The palate shows terrific fruit concentration and plenty of detail combined with super-fresh acidity, the finish long and dry. Previous vintages have been very good but this is excellent.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za

'Brilliant pale gold. A mesmerising nose of sun-dried apricots and peach blossoms, ripe yellow pears, sweet oranges and a delicate hint of nut. A fruit-rich wine that lingers on the palate with well-balanced acidity and oak nuances. A touch of soft lime and a whisper of almond create an intriguing aftertaste that is both fresh and decadent.' – Winemaker

Viticulture:
The 2.0ha planting of Chenin Blanc is the oldest on the farm. Established in 1973, this single block is also one of the oldest in South Africa still used for vinification. Row and bunch selection of this single block make it possible to produce this Single Block Chenin Blanc. Situated in a cooler pocket of the farm with a southerly aspect and alongside a dam, the soils seldom require additional irrigation during the hot summer months. In special years the block is prone to a touch of carefully monitored Botrytis infection that promotes the production of high quality, intricately complex wine.

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CE 95

Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

White

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