Kaapzicht Kliprug Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2016
100% hand harvested Chenin Blanc with 12 months in oak. Winemaker Danie Steytler.
This medium bodied dry white wine from an unirrigated vineyard with weathered granite topsoil and crumbly clay sub-soil. It is called 'Kliprug' by the farm workers because of the numerous rocks on the ground. It has a nose of wonderful sun-ripe yellow fruit with crunchy apple, fresh pineapple and a lick of oak. The palate is medium bodied and fresh, but with fleshy texture and good weight. A rich fruited core of fruit on the mid-palate builds to a crisp, dry finish.