OLIFANTSBERG LARK CHENIN BLANC 2018
A beautiful expression of our terroir this wine displays good balance of fresh stone fruit and bright citrus notes with a fleshy textured palate and engaging length. An elegant and refined style of Chenin Blanc.
- Vintage: 2018
- Alcohol: 13.0%
- Grape(s): chenin blanc
- Region/appellation: THE BREEDEKLOOF VALLEY
- Ratings: Platter’s – 93, Tim Atkin – 93
- Volume: 750 ml
- SKU: 6009819420553
The grapes come from a 12 year old trellised vineyard on the lower part of the farm. The soil is mainly sandstone layered with a clay-shale which adds a unique element to this heritage varietal.
Grapes are whole bunch pressed to ensure elegant extraction. Natural fermentation took place in 500L French (5% new) and Hungarian (5% new) oak barrels. Part of the wine was also fermented in a French oak foudre (2000L). The wine was aged for 10 months on the lees contributing to the richness and texture of the wine.