Terracura, White 750ml 2017

South Africa, Swartland
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TerracuraWhite201719032020
R400
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Critic Score

96
CE

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Sourced from two Old Vine Chenin blanc bush-vine vineyards on the Paardeberg, one in an exposed site at the top of a ridge with almost 360-degree views planted in 1983. The second block on a lower site in a Paardeberg valley planted in 1981. Both vineyards are situated in decomposed granite soils.

Tasting notes:
'New to the range, grapes for this come from two Paardeberg vineyards planted in 1981 and 1983 respectively. Matured for just over 12 months in old oak. A hint of reduction before pear, white peach, apple, hay and talcum powder. Lovely fruit purity and snappy acidity plus some nice tannic grip – has an unusual and very pleasing silkiness about it. Plenty of personality but equally very nicely balanced.' – Christian Eedes, WineMag.co.za, 96/100

'Textural & weighty 2017 from chenin unapologetically bone-dry & savoury, thrillingly unforgiving with taut acidity, penetrating saline seam. Not for the faint-hearted.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (93/100)

'Sourced from what Ryan Mostert calls “younger vines” - they’re 35 years’ old - this pure first release Swartland Chenin is naturally fermented in old wood. Lees and beeswax notes with fresh bread, subtle reduction and stony acidity. Drink 2019-24.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2018, 92/100

Alc: 13.3%

About Terracura:
The Terracura, Smiley and Silwervis wines are made by winemaker Ryan Mostert at the Voor-Paardeberg farm. Ryan Mostert is a self-professed wine geek and arguably one of the most passionate vignerons brought forth from Southern African soils. His experimental approach has gained him a strong following of sommeliers and wine geeks from around the world. There are two wines under the Terracura label, a Syrah and a Chenin Blanc which are not widely available.
More Information
Bottle Size 750ml
Style White
Country South Africa
Rating CE 96
Drink To Drink now
Price R400.00
Producer Terracura
Region Swartland
Variety Chenin Blanc
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