BEAUMONT Chenin Blanc

R120.00

Our Chenin Blanc was made from 84% Bot River fruit and 16 % from the Overberg making the wine of Origin for the vintage Cape South Coast. This is the first time that we had to source from outside the Bot River ward. Yields were very low due to the drought. This vintage is a beautiful expression of the grape capturing the full flavour and potential that our terroir has to offer. It is a delicious example of cooler climate Chenin Blanc fermented in concrete and stainless steel tanks. Dry, fresh and delicious!

Appellation Bot River | Walker Bay Bottles produced 49000 bottles
Cultivar Chenin Blanc Vineyard age Ranging between 3 and 43 yrs
Yield 6-8 tons/ha Balling at harvest 19.5°- 23.5°Balling
ALC 12.17% TA 6.6g/L
RS 4.4g/L pH 3.12

Ratings and Reviews | Since our first vintage in 1996 we have committed to making a style of Chenin that captures the purity of the grape. Previous vintages have been regular 4 star wines in Platter.

Food pairing | Great with seafood, especially shellfish and spicy Thai and Indian curries.

Packaging | 750ml in screw cap

Additional information

Wine Maker

Sebastian Beaumont

Vintage Conditions

The 2020 vintage produced another year of great health fruit. Cooler wetter winter helped vines rest but the summer was dry resulting in tiny berries, high natural acid levels and great fruit purity. No rot! Very expressive wine with a lovely balanced palate.

Vinification

Early picking to preserve freshness, and balance in the wine. Our new press produced gave us very clean juice and I think it has had a very positive effect on this vintage. A very slow and cool fermentation separately with different yeast strains for more complexity and then blended after fermentation.

Maturation

Average of 6 months on gross lees in tank.

Ageing Potential

3 – 5 years.