Bosman Optenhorst Chenin Blanc 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Wellington
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'Pale straw with vibrant gold rim colour. A melange of apricots, nectarines, grapefruit rind, honey and almond brittle on the nose. Beautiful restrained mouth feel. Finishes with a lively, mineral accent. A great match for pork chops with braised apples, seared scallops, or a chicken casserole.' – Winemaker

Tasting notes on the 2019 vintage:
'Sublime fruit expression from venerable 1952 certified single-vineyard, farmed organically for past 4 years. 2019 fragrant & subtle, with sweet spice, hint of marzipan. Wild yeast fermented in mostly older French barrels.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)

'Optenhorst is consistently one of the best Chenin Blancs in the up-and-coming Breedekloof region, produced from a parcel that was planted in 1952. Rich, textured and exotic, with pear and nectarine fruit, scented cinnamon oak and the underlying freshness and balance of its old vines. Drink 2022-27.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2021, 94/100
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Corlea Fourie and Natasha Williams
Alcohol 13.1%
Body Medium to full-bodied
Blend information 100% Chenin Blanc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chenin Blanc
Technical analysis RS: 2.2 g/L | TA: 5.3 g/L | PH: 3.79
Producer information Bosman Family Vineyards has a history dating back to 1798 when the first members of the Bosman family arrived on the farm. Eight generations later, the Bosman family is devoted to responsible, handcrafted winemaking driven by their belief of respecting the land and the people that farm the land. They have 260 employees who collectively own 26% of the business. They are the leading producer of Fairtrade wine from South Africa and received official Fairtrade Certification in 2009.
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