Olifantsberg Chenin Blanc Breedekloof 2018
Olifantsberg Chenin Blanc Breedekloof 12 bottles for the price of 10 special offer for a limited time and exclusive to Wineman
The Olifantsberg Chenin Blanc is a refined white wine with mineral and spice combined with honey and fresh apple notes, beautifully textured.
Producer Note - Olifantsberg is passionate about producing authentic wines with a true sense of place, which reflect the unique location of their vineyard. The focus is on sustainable farming and winemaking practices, resulting in limited intervention in the both the vineyard and cellar. The team are fully committed to understanding their terroir and managing their natural resources through conservation, which adds to the singularity of their wines. The unique terroir with its combination of Breede-shale, Renosterveld and sandstone soils, constant winds and elevation, produces concentrated fruit that results in elegant, fresh and age-worthy wines.
Vintage - 2018 was characterised by very warm and dry weather. Unfortunately the drought- like conditions significantly affected the yields and the crops harvested were lower this year than usual. However the hot weather reduced disease pressure and as a result the fruit harvested was very healthy and shows intensely concentrated flavours.
Vineyard - The grapes were grown in unique sites from older vines which have an average age of 37 years. The vines are grown by a passionate grower who shares the Olifantsberg philosophy and uses sustainable viticulture.
Winemaking - The grapes were hand-harvested and cooled overnight. Bunch sorting took place to ensure only the best grapes were vinified. Fermentation took place in a combination of vessels: 2,000 litre French oak foudres, seasoned barrels and stainless steel tanks. Each vessel resulted in a different expression of Chenin Blanc, imparting a layered dimension to the wine. The wine was aged for nine months on the lees in French oak, which contributed to the complexity and texture of the wine.
Tasting Note - A refined Chenin Blanc showing aromas of crisp green apples, white pear and delicate pineapple layered with subtle oak nuances. The Olifantsberg Chenin Blanc is rich and full, with a good depth of fruit and a refreshing feel to balance the rich and creamy palate.
Grape: Chenin Blanc 100%
Winemaker: Elizma Visser
Region: Western Cape
Sub region: Breedekloof
Country: South Africa
Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
Residual Sugar: 3.6
Contains Sulphites: Yes
The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage.