Old Vine Chenin Blanc, Swartland (Langkloof, Nuweland, Rooidraai & Jakkalsfontein)
All fruit was whole bunch pressed and 100% wild fermented in different-sized clay amphorae, as well as 400- and 500L older French barrels. The wine spent nine months on its lees before blending and bottling.
Tightly wound at first but unwinds into a full and layered expression of its Swartland origins. Yellow kumquats, pear and straw accompany a fresh and zesty acidity and a mineral core. With time, the fruit grows in opulence in the glass, with almonds and buttered toast joining the bouquet and a light flinty smoke. Precise and age-worthy.