Friday, October 11, 2019

MENU’s Wine of the Week is Piekenierskloof Bergendal Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2018

We tasted this wine last week on the farm, in the very vineyard that was planted in 1962  We were given a welcome glass of the excellent Bergendal 2018 Chenin Blanc on arrival as we were stood in that vineyard.  Magical

It is a classic old bush vine Chenin Blanc. One third of it spends 9 months in barrel, it has floral notes of pear blossom and apple on the complex nose, has a hint of oak and is intense in flavour, with good fruit, pears, melon and citrus, with a touch of vanilla oak on the end.  The fruit, wood and acidity are so well balanced, it has weight and is beautifully crafted and so enjoyable.  These are the new labels for the wines. Available from the farm, R120

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