Hailing from the red rich, gravelly-clay Koffieklip soils on the rolling hills outside of Malmesbury, this dry land bush vine vineyard is always our first to ripen. This vineyard truly shows the natural texture, alluring extract and balanced acidity that these small and concentrated Chenin Blanc grapes, grown on IRON soils, contribute to the variety and final wine.
The naturally higher extract, focused acidity and lower sugar-to-alcohol conversion, meld together to define IRON Chenin Blanc. With concentrated apple butter, delicious yellow orchard fruits and lightly struck match on the nose, as well as an impressively layered palate that dances with loquats and pithy citrus peel, this wine is a true testament of the success of the single soil terroir focus in this range.
2020 – 96 Tim Atkin, 94 Christian Eedes