Catherine Marshall "Amatra" Chenin Blanc, Elgin, South Africa, 2022
Grape: Chenin Blanc, 40% has 8 months in old French oak, 50% fermented in stainless steel and 10% in handcrafted amphorae
Bright, fresh line of acidity like a cool wave break which supports generous, mouth filling flavours of nectarine flesh, ripe pears and white peach with a long line of lime zest vibrancy on the finish.
With Amatra White, a Chenin-based cuvée, Cathy aims to apply a classic, cool, restrained approach to a generally accepted warmer climate variety found in most of South Africa.
Founded by recognised winemaker Cathy Marshall in 1997, the Barefoot Wine Company was one of the first true ‘boutique/micro-wineries’ in the Western Cape, establishing a then ground-breaking, alternative approach, characterised by the use of a low-tech, but meticulous hands-on methodology which set the trend for the burgeoning garagiste movement. Thanks to Cathy’s tireless efforts, the company grew from humble beginnings (with a handful of friends and family gathering at harvest-time to press the grapes barefoot) to become an institution – inspiring hundreds of enthusiastic participants to attend the annual BWC foot-stomps! Her prowess has earned her a well-founded reputation for excellence. Since those early days, she has travelled the globe to hone her winemaking skills and is particularly proud of all her wines, especially her Pinot Noir – the change of name from the Barefoot Wine Co to Catherine Marshall Wines just says it all!
Cathy has long term relationships with growers, sourcing her grapes only where the match between terroir and grape are assured of producing the very best wines.
If you adore nutty, savoury cheeses, this is the wine you'll want to sip alongside them. Cheddar...mmm!
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