Donkiesbaai Steen 2018


The label by Rust en Vrede is a celebration of Donkiesbaai, the Weskus home where the Engelbrecht family have their holidays for years. Using fruit sourced from specifically identified vineyards in the Cape. Family, crayfish and a cold glass of Steen is part of the history that is Donkiesbaai.

The grapes for this Chenin Blanc come from the top of the Piekenierskloof pass. 15% is then fermented in stainless steel tanks and transferred to old barrels for 6 months maturation. 50% is fermented in in French Oak barrels then racked off the gross lees and matured in a combination of new and seasoned barrels. 20% fermented spontaneously and matured in concrete eggs on the lees for added complexity and mouthfeel. 10% fermented spontaneously in clay Amphoras to retain the freshness and natural acidity of the Steen. 5% of the wine was stored in the tank and blended prior to bottling, adding freshness.

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