Mouton Family Wines Revenge of the Crayfish 2020

I am 100% and unashamedly biased when it comes to Sakkie Mouton Family Wines.

Sakkie let me know that this vintage is drinking well right now...and I concur. If you’re torn about which Chenin Blanc to open today...this vintage is a pretty good choice.

Revenge of the Crayfish 2020

The Wine:

Pale lemon, medium+ intensity aromas of honeysuckle, yellow apple peel, pear, lemon peel, flint gun flint, subtle vanilla, cloves, burned sugar, lime, fynbos...or the salt crusted silvery grey ‘seepampoen’ (beach pumpkins) with their pretty yellow flowers, and, of course, the signature oyster shells reminiscent of the Weskus.

Dry, highish acidity, medium bodied, medium alcohol, and a medium+ finish. So much less aggressive acidity than half the Chenins you’ll try. It feels round and silky but with purity and clarity. Briny, quince, salted lemon preserves, baking spices and apples, and chamomile linger in the most lekker way. A teensy lemon peel tug too for a lovely texture. The longer you let this linger in your glass, the more it reveals. It’s inviting and strangely comforting for a Chenin

Vini + Viti:

Chenin Blanc grapes sourced from Koekenaap on the West Coast.

The grapes were chilled overnight, whole bunch pressed, and settled without enzymes. Then racked into and fermented with wild yeasts over 4 weeks in 3rd and 4th fill 228L barrels, regular lees stirring after fermentation over an 8 month period. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Revenge of the Crayfish 2020
Revenge of the Crayfish 2020

Final thoughts: 

Big fan...nuff said! And sushi is an absolute winning pairing!

Find the Wine:

Sakkie Mouton Family Wines

The wines are also available in these parts of the world:

Kaap tot Kaap wyn - Netherlands
Unico real wines - Norway
Vinosa - UK
Handford Wines - UK

Click here to read about the Vloedvlak Colombar 2022, Mouton Family Wines Sand Erf Vermentino 2021, and Full On Misfit Blanc 2020 .

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