Kaapzicht Kliprug Chenin Blanc 2022
Kaapzicht Kliprug Chenin Blanc 2022

    Kaapzicht Kliprug Chenin Blanc 2022

    R 235.00

    AWARDS:

    Neal Martin Report – 92 points

    Tim Atkin – 92 points

    Back in1982 when our winemaker Danie Jnr was two years old, this vineyard was planted on a rocky ridge - Kliprug - dotted with rough iron-rich stones. These dryland bushvines have heritage and wisdom, imparting texture, balance and a magical old vine x-factor. 

    TASTING NOTE:

    Rich, deep, complex nose of bruised yellow fruits, white peach, creamy and plush, showing honeyed pineapples, leesy yellow fruits. Plenty of gravitas, fruit weight, focus and textural complexity

    IN THE VINEYARD:

    Planted in 1982 these old bush vines now never yields more than 4 tons per Hectare. Unirrigated and planted in weathered granite topsoil and crumbly clay sub soil it’s called “Kliprug” be cause of all the numerous rocks on the ground.


    IN THE CELLAR:

    Grapes harvested from registered heritage vineyard planted in 1982. Handpicked crushed and destemmed (with skin contact in press). Natural sedimentation overnight after pressing (light and gentle pressing with maximum pressure of 0.8 kPA). After settling, the wine is racked to 400L and 500L barrels for spontaneous fermentation.
    Fermentation can last between 2 4 weeks. The wine is ag ed in barrel for 10 month s prior to bottling.

    ALC: 13.5%

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