Momento Chenin Blanc Verdelho 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Western Cape
R260
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94
CE
'74% Chenin Blanc (Swartland, Bot River) plus 26% Verdelho (Voor Paardeberg, Bot River). Lemon, naartjie and orange, spice plus some leesy complexity. Lovely fruit concentration, punchy acidity and a pithy finish, this is flavour packed.' – Christian Eedes, WineMag.co.za, 94/100

'Chenin on Swartland decomposed granite gives breadth, Bot River shale & clay contribute austere structure, both components given vivacity by 26% Voor Paardeberg verdelho; artful blend respects & expresses grape & place; 2019 lime, baked apple & nut flavours, quince nuance in persistent finale.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)

'The 2019 Chenin Blanc Verdelho has a little more presence compared to the Grenache Blanc, featuring scents of white peach, grapefruit and orange blossom and some waxy aromas. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, and quite saline in the mouth. An engaging bitter note on the finish urges you back for another sip. This is an excellent, quite compelling Chenin from winemaker Marelise Niemann. Drink 2022-2029.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 93/100 (Apr 2021)

'Melding Chenin Blanc from the Swartland and Bot River with Verdelho from the Voor Paardeberg, this felicitous, deftly worked blend has winning combination of power and freshness. Honeysuckle, pear and citrus flavours are embellished by leesy texture and tangy minerality. Drink 2021-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 92/100

'A nose of white peach, lemon rind and jasmine with green melon, green apple and a crystalline, wet stone minerality adding freshness and focus. Crunchy, puckering acidity supports a full bodied, mouth-coating palate with brioche and tart lemon curd leading to a long, pithy finish.' – Marelise Niemann, Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Marelise Niemann
Alcohol 13.2%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 74% Chenin Blanc and 26% Verdelho
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating CE 94
Technical analysis RS: 1.7 g/L | TA: 5.8 g/L | PH: 3.32
Producer information Marelise Niemann began her Momento brand in 2013. Marelise has a passion for Grenache, which she realised after working with Eben Sadie in Priorat in 2010. Grenache is not a widely planted grape in South Africa, but her passion has led her to find the only Grenache Gris vineyard which is located in Voor-Paardeberg. She is lucky enough to work with vines all over the Western Cape which are unique expressions of their regions and terroir.
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