Deetlefs Estate Reserve Chenin Blanc
Three award winning and unique Chenin Blanc Deetlefs wines. 1 bottle Stonecross Chenin Blanc 2020, 1 bottle Estate Chenin Blanc 2018 and to finish of this collection 1 bottle Chenin Blanc Reserve 2018 packaged in a 3 bottle box. Price includes VAT.
|Category||White Wine, Enjoy with food|
|Deetlefs Estate Range||Deetlefs Estate Reserve Chenin Blanc|
Grilled chicken, smoked chicken salad, brie goat’s milk cheese.
Deep rich yellow colour. Fresh and racy apple acidity on the entry. Good concentration of fruit with nectarine, apricot, apple and melon. Finely structured middle palate with well-balanced acidity that adds length. Hints of creamy oak adds another layer to this Chenin Blanc. Very inviting yet complex nose of juicy nectarine, pear, melon, apple and quince. Hints of oak spice adds a lovely dimension.
Grapes were selected from a vineyard block planted in 1993. Clone A1064 on Richter 99. Reductive winemaking techniques were used in the winery to preserve the delicate fruit aromas. 10% first fill, 32% 3rd fill, 32% 4th fill with balance made up with seasoned oak. Only 500 liter barrels were used as it suites the style that we want to express. The maturation period of the wine was for 9 months. 77% French oak and 23% Hungarian oak used for nine months maturation period after which a rigorous barrel selection was done to make the best Chenin Blanc possible.
92 Points – Tim Atkin 2020