I’m a nana for taking so long to pick up this wine.
And after a run of sub par, low intensity wines, this Wolf & Woman Chenin Blanc was an absolute delight…and a relief!
Medium-ish lemon colour, with a pronounced nose of honeysuckle, ripe yellow apples, apricots, quince jam, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee, buttered toast, vanilla bean, fennel fronds, and herbaceous fynbos.
Dry, medium (+) acidity, medium (+) bodied, medium alcohol, and an unsurprisingly longish finish that the nose promised from the start. All dem apricots and apples on the palate, and fennel and spices trailing in the background…so so good!
Vini + Viti:
The grapes were sourced from 3 dry farmed parcels of old bushvines – 2 in the granite soils of the Paardeberg and 1 from the iron rich soils in Malmesbury. 24 hours in a cold room, followed by whole bunch pressing, juices settled overnight, then transferred into a combination of 300L and 500L old oak barrels for natural fermentation. The wine was matured for 10 months on its lees.
I’d recently asked friend’s to namedrop their favourite wine labels – and this producer came up so many times…for obvious reasons…how eye catching are these labels!
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