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Kliprug Chenin Blanc, Kaapzicht

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.

Rich, deep, complex nose of bruised yellow fruits, white peach, creamy and plush, showing honeyed pineapples, leesy yellow fruits. Plenty of gravitas, fruit weight, focus and textural complexity

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.8 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.5 g/L

pH

3.47

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Danie Steytler Jnr.

VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

TIME IN OAK

11 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

Grapes are picked by hand and then whole bunch pressed without the use of Sulphur. The juice is left 1 day to settle before racking it to barrels and leaving it to naturally ferment until dry. The wine is stirred once a month and kept in the 300/400 and 500L barrels for almost a year before sulphuring up and bottling it. The RS is natural sugar which did not ferment dry.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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Kliprug Chenin Blanc, Kaapzicht

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.

A rich nose of creamy peach, pineapple and a hint 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.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.8 g/L

pH

3.48

ACIDITY

5.4 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Danie Steytler Jnr

VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

TIME IN OAK

11 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

After a hand harvest, grapes were whole bunch pressed without the use of sulphur. The juice was left to settle for a day before it was racked to barrels and left to naturally ferment until dry. The wine was stirred once a month and kept in 300, 400 and 500L barrels for almost a year before bottling. The RS is natural sugar which did not ferment dry.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Plenty of gravitas, fruit weight, focus and textural complexity.

Greg Sherwood MW

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Kliprug Chenin Blanc, Kaapzicht

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.

A rich nose of creamy peach, pineapple and a hint 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.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.9 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.6 g/L

pH

3.46

ACIDITY

5.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Danie Steytler Jnr

VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

TIME IN OAK

11 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

After a hand harvest, grapes were whole bunch pressed without the use of sulphur. The juice was left to settle for a day before it was racked to barrels and left to naturally ferment until dry. The wine was stirred once a month and kept in 300, 400 and 500L barrels for almost a year before bottling. The RS is natural sugar which did not ferment dry.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 91 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Generous flavours of roast pineapple and baked apple, with a blossom honey edge, gentle nutty oak spicing and good freshness.

Decanter

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Kliprug Chenin Blanc, Kaapzicht

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.

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.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.9 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.6 g/L

pH

3.43

ACIDITY

5.3 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Danie Steytler Jnr

VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

TIME IN OAK

12 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

After a hand harvest, grapes were whole bunch pressed without the use of sulphur. The juice was left to settle for a day before it was racked to barrels and left to naturally ferment until dry. The wine was stirred once a month and kept in 300, 400 and 500L barrels for almost a year before bottling. The RS is natural sugar which did not ferment dry.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 92 pts
Decanter: 90 pts
IWC: Silver

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Subtly wooded with pear, aniseed and fennel flavours and the freshness that’s typical of the 2017 vintage.

Tim Atkin MW

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Kliprug Chenin Blanc, Kaapzicht

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.

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.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.6 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.9 g/L

pH

3.45

ACIDITY

5.4 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Danie Steytler Jnr

VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

TIME IN OAK

12 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

After a hand harvest, grapes were whole bunch pressed without the use of sulphur. The juice was left to settle for a day before it was racked to barrels and left to naturally ferment until dry. The wine was stirred once a month and kept in 300, 400 and 500L barrels for almost a year before bottling. The RS is natural sugar which did not ferment dry.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 91 pts
DWWA 2018: Silver

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss

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Kliprug Chenin Blanc, Kaapzicht

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.

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.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.0 g/L

pH

3.48

ACIDITY

5.4 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Danie Steytler Jnr

VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

After a hand harvest, grapes were whole bunch pressed without the use of sulphur. The juice was left to settle for a day before it was racked to barrels and left to naturally ferment until dry. The wine was stirred once a month and kept in 300, 400 and 500L barrels for almost a year before bottling. The RS is natural sugar which did not ferment dry.

Awards

Veritas 2017: Silver

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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The palate shows lovely purity and freshness – it’s intense but not weighty while the finish is long...

Christian Eades

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Kliprug Chenin Blanc, Kaapzicht

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.

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.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.9 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.7 g/L

pH

3.51

ACIDITY

5.3 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Danie Steytler Jnr

VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

Vinification details

Made reductively. Grapes were harvested during early morning hours in cool temperatures and were given ± 8-10 hours’ skin contact using enzymes to help extract flavour while on the skins. The wine lay on the lees for 3 months before being racked, cleaned and bottled.

Awards

Christian Eades: 92 pts
Jancis Robinson: 17/20

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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