2016 Storm Point (Craven) Chenin Blanc Western Cape South Africa SKU #1294990

$14.99

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Tasting Notes

Winery Notes: "The grapes for this are 100% from the Swartland region. Grown on predominately granitic and shale soils that are common in the region. The vines are predominately between 20-30 years old and are a mix of bush vines and vertically trained vines. 2016 was a very early year and these grapes were harvested in the first week of February. A cool, controlled fermentation occurred in stainless steel and was left on it's lees for 5 months. Malolactic fermentation was blocked to maintain the freshness and acidity. Chenin Blanc has proven to be very happy in the Swartland region with vast plantings that are showing great varietal character and provenance. This wine is freshly packed with nuance, playfulness and discovery. Savory and herbal aromas lead to subtle stone fruit and citrus blossom notes. This is accentuated by vibrant lemon zest sprinkled with sea water. This is textbook Chenin Blanc featuring a mineral drive with ample weight balanced by poignant acid on the finish. This varietal expression opens your eyes to the beauty and sophistication of South Africa’s beloved and most widely planted variety. Watch out Loire Valley!"

Staff Reviews

  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    4/4/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Wow! How good are these Storm Point wines!? Such fantastic value; these totally over deliver on price point! Crafted by Mick Craven of CravenWines (one of the most sought after small producers in the region) this Chenin Blanc mostly comes from old bush vines grown on ancient decomposed granite soils in the Swartland. It's packed with yellow fruits, citrus peel, stony minerals and toasted grains...all my classic markers for top notch S.African Chenin that often come at a much higher price point!

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