Swerwer Chenin Blanc 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Swartland
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'Made with fruit from their Waterval farm, Jasper and Franziska Wickens' Chenin Blanc is one of the great bargains of the Cape, a world-class white at a steal of a price. Granitic, focused and bone dry with mealy, yeasty complexity and negligible oak. Drink 2021-24.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2021, 94/100

'Complex aromatics of pear, peach, dried herbs, hay and some leesy complexity while the palate is rich and flavourful with moderate acditiy and a little spicy bite to the finish. That much more fully realized than 2019.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 93/100

'The 2020 vintage resulted in generously rich chenin blancs. An invite of white and yellow stone fruit and herbal notes to a broad palate, textured with peach, apple and pear, quince with a slightly savoury touch. A soft acidity helps flavours to focus and layer, but still finishes fresh and crisp. It is a well-balanced wine, to be enjoyed fresh with food, although it can benefit with aging and evolve into something quite complex and special.' – Jasper Wickens, Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Jasper Wickens
Alcohol 13.7%
Body Light to medium-bodied
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chenin Blanc
Rating TA 94
Technical analysis RS: 1.7 g/L | TA: 5.0 g/L
Producer information Jasper Wickens, previously the assistant winemaker at Badenhorst Family Wines, has built up a following in a very short time – and for good reason. This Young Gun has a deft touch and his wines are always measured, typically ‘Swartland’ and, most of all, delicious! He established Swerwer in 2012 and the name, he says, ‘describes the lives of many young winemakers chasing the vintages across the globe.’
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