FALSE BAY WILD YEAST CHENIN BLANC

  • WINEMAKER/CELLAR:
    Nadia Barnard
  • BLEND:
    Chenin Blanc 100%
  • APPELLATION:
    Western Cape, South Africa

False Bay Wild Yeast Chenin Blanc

Wild yeast fermentation is the key to the mouthfeel and weight of this wine.   The long wild yeast ferment provides bready aromas and additional complexity to the wine. Dried herbaceous notes, including fennel and aniseed from the nearby Fynbos, dominate the nose, followed by a creamy lemon character. The palate is reminiscent of the nose, with great textural complexity (attributable to the long, slow wild yeast fermentation), and more herbal characters. False Bay in South Africa has long been a haven for those navigating the treacherous Cape of Good Hope. The cool coastal breeze which sweeps off the Indian Ocean temper the ripening process, extend the growing season and produce expressive wines with more precise varietal characters and purity. These lifted aromas make the wines accessible, perfectly balanced and full flavoured.

 

Food Recommendation:  A versatile wine equally well suited to partner seafood, risotto or roast chicken