Swartland, South Africa is blessed with an abundance of Old Vine Chenin Blanc, and that is used as the backbone of this white blend. Ripe, green citrus aromas, with golden pear, peach and clove on the palate. Planted in shale and schist based soils, this blend is loaded with mineral and stone elements.
The 2017 Old Vines White is a blend of 65% Chenin Blanc, 10% Viognier, 10% Clairette Blanche, 13% Grenache Blanc and 2% Sémillon Gris. This has a lighter bouquet than the previous vintage, featuring touches of honeysuckle and peach skin with white flowers tucked just behind. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity and quite tensile, showing a subtle white pepper and marmalade note toward the precise finish.