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Chenin Blanc V3

Smiley, Chenin Blanc V3 NV

R150

30 in stock

Notes

'The third bottling of this incorporating 50% of the 2017 vintage but also wine from 2014, 2015 and 2016. From Chenin Blanc, includes portions fermented under flor, maderised and with skin contact. An entirely compelling nose – a top note of potpourri before blue orange, peach, apricot and a little nutty character. The palate is lean but extremely flavourful, the finish long and saline. Super stuff and apparently attracting a growing following, production now up to 20 000 bottles!' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 93/100

The Smiley NV Chenin Blanc V3 is the third release of the multi-vintage Chenin Blend. The wine is made from fruit sourced from multiple parcels on the granitic Paardeberg terroirs of the Swartland. The wines are all naturally fermented with nothing added. Fermentation takes place in a combination of seasoned oak barrels and stainless steel tank. The wine is matured in a combination of seasoned oak, stainless steel and glass demijohn.

Winemaker's comments:
'Once a year we draw from the various vintages of matured wines to blend with the fresh wine for bottling as the Smiley release. After fermentation is completed of the current vintage, various wines are tasted and selected for blending into the Smiley whilst others are held back for future releases.' – Ryan Mostert, Winemaker
'The third bottling of this incorporating 50% of the 2017 vintage but also wine from 2014, 2015 and 2016. From Chenin Blanc, includes portions fermented under flor, maderised and with skin contact. An entirely compelling nose – a top note of potpourri before blue orange, peach, apricot and a little nutty character. The palate is lean but extremely flavourful, the finish long and saline. Super stuff and apparently attracting a growing following, production now up to 20 000 bottles!' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 93/100

The Smiley NV Chenin Blanc V3 is the third release of the multi-vintage Chenin Blend. The wine is made from fruit sourced from multiple parcels on the granitic Paardeberg terroirs of the Swartland. The wines are all naturally fermented with nothing added. Fermentation takes place in a combination of seasoned oak barrels and stainless steel tank. The wine is matured in a combination of seasoned oak, stainless steel and glass demijohn.

Winemaker's comments:
'Once a year we draw from the various vintages of matured wines to blend with the fresh wine for bottling as the Smiley release. After fermentation is completed of the current vintage, various wines are tasted and selected for blending into the Smiley whilst others are held back for future releases.' – Ryan Mostert, Winemaker
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CE93

Country

ZA

Region

Swartland

Style

White

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