Brookdale Estate Chenin Blanc 2018
(R1,770.00 for 6 x 750ml)
This wine is medium yellow in colour, the nose displays notes of white flowers, dried herbs, yellow peach & vanilla spice.
The palate is concentrated and has a sweet fruit entry that shows notes of pineapple, apricot, yellow fruit and citrus blossom. This vintage has a beautiful rich texture with a bright limey acidity and a savoury finish.
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From 1 June 2020
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The 2017 vintage can be characterized by dry weather conditions. This contributed to a small yield but the grapes were healthy overall and the analyses were good despite past neglect of these vineyards. The vineyards are exposed to strong winds that reduce yields and offer much-needed cooling in Paarl’s warm climate. This maiden vintage is made from 3 blocks of Chenin Blanc on the estate that produced 1 ton/hectare.
There was a slow ripening process which was caused by the cold nights but the harvest went smoothly with minimal interruptions caused by rain or heatwaves and the grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness.