Radford Dale Vinum Chenin Blanc
Min. Quantity: 3
The gnarled old bush vines that produce this characterful Chenin Blanc are planted in some of the purest granite soils on the foothills of the magnificent Helderberg Mountain in Stellenbosch. The vines are mainly grown under dry land conditions, meaning they are not irrigated, and therefore their roots plunge metres into the granite subsoil in search of moisture. The altitude of the vineyards, the steep South-East facing slope and the proximity to False Bay mean that these vines are well exposed and cooled by winds that come off the ocean during the long, hot summer. These factors combine to produce a wonderfully fresh and vivacious expression of what often described as, the Cape’s greatest grape, Chenin Blanc. Showing an abundance of white peach, apple and pineapple aromas and flavours, along with a touch of cinnamon that adds to the complexity to this beautiful white wine, the Radford Dale Vinum Chenin Blanc is a great example of a South African Chenin Blanc. This wine also has a bright acidity and a persistent clean, mineral finish. Perfect with shellfish, chicken dishes or salads.