2019 Petit Lot Chenin Blanc


139 cases produced

Inspired by the great wines of the Loire Valley this Chenin Blanc celebrates the unrivalled versatility of this stunning grape. This wine comes from the first vines planted on the property in 1996. The soil consists of fractured laterite over clay and is naturally high in minerals. Planted with a North South orientation, the resultant fruit was shaded allowing for greater retention of mineral characters and natural acid. Handpicked at first light and chilled down prior to pressing. The grapes were whole bunch pressed with only the free run juice being retained and transferred to 3-year-old French oak barriques and clay for indigenous ferment and maturation on lees for 11 months. Leading with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, pear and marri blossom, the palate traverses through lemongrass, grapefruit, quince, sea salt and flint beautifully complimented by subtle oak derived characters and linear minerality from the clay. The finish is long with an intrinsic natural acid backbone to reveal a wine with both texture and precision.

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