Chenin Blanc 2022, Off the Record, Elgin
Similar to Poilly-Fumé in style with a rich mouthfeel and some weight. The wine has an attractive pale straw colour. The nose leads with appealing citrus notes, which unfold onto the palate with a rich, creamy mouthfeel. The broad spectrum of citrus, underlying minerality and gentle wooding have contributed to the complexity of this Chenin Blanc and culminate in a long lingering finish.
The Uncensored Version – a project of heart, and a collaboration between brothers, Mark and Bobby Wallace. This vineyard, situated on the Ceres Plateau, is planted in fertile Bokkeveld shale soils at an astounding altitude of 1000 meters above sea level. Not many vineyards in South Africa can boast that they are covered in snow over the winter months.
Barrel fermented in French Oak (2nd, 3rd and 4th fill) with partial Malolactic fermentation. The nose leads with appealing citrus fruit and flint, which unfold on the palate with a rich creamy mouthfeel.