BOLAND CELLAR RESERVE NO1 CHENIN BLANC
Since Boland Cellar came into existence, the vineyard blocks that produce these wines have been meticulously farmed to craft this award winning RESERVE NO1 range. The wines stand testimony to the true & bold character of each variety as found in South Africa. The wines are dedicated to the families who work tirelessly to produce outstanding quality grapes for each wine year on year.
The cool breezes funnell from the nearby Atlantic Ocean from the early afternoon resulting in cool night temperatures of 15-17 degrees Celsius. Moderate temperature differences allows vines to rest during the night. This, combined with the hardy soil type leads to robust ripe fruit flavours. Grapes were harvested between 21.5 and 23.5 balling. To retain the robust flavour of the grapes, grapes were harvested during the early part of the morning before the heat of the day. Collaboration between the grower, viticulturist and winemaker has been the focus with this winning block since its planting in 2002 by the Geldenhuys family.
This Chenin Blanc shows an exceptional expression of the Chenin Blanc variety. The perfect balance between the prominent litchi fruit and the depth of guava flavours on the palate. The “sur lie” extended lees contact period, add complexity and a creamy, textured mouth-feel to the wine. Delicious with seafood, chicken or a trustworthy choice for any occasion.