Piekenierskloof granite soil, 1985 trellised vineyard, natural fermentation, 11 months. Citrusdal Mountain.
The very special area that these grapes come from is actually closer to Clanwilliam than to Citrusdal, but the part about the mountain is very true. Situated in deep red sandy soils, on a farm that overlooks the crayfish mecca of Lambertsbay on the one side, and the Olifantsriver and Bulshoek dam on the other side. The tight racy acidity is the standout characteristic of Chenin Blanc from this area – combine that with ripeness that adds immense complexity, and you know that there is a whole lot of loving here.
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