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 vineya
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.