Our Wines

Quartz Chenin “Leliefontein”

Quartz Chenin “Leliefontein”

Product Description

Grapes for our Quartz Chenin come from a single parcel – “Leliefontein” – of 35 year old Chenin Blanc planted in a quartz kloof on the Kasteelberg.  This parcel of Chenin gives the best expression of the quartz terroir on the Kasteelberg – fresh minerality.

Tasting Notes

This wine is lemon-straw in colour, with a mineral character on the nose and hints of oatmeal, ripe citrus and spice. There are notes of white peach, oatmeal and almonds on the creamy palate which finishes with a fresh, lemon-pithiness. Best served at about 12 °C, this wine will show optimally if decanted when drunk within the first 3 years after bottling. Ageing potential 10-20 years.

  • 2014 – 4.5 Stars Platter, 93 WA, 93  Tim Atkin, 93 WS
  • 2015 – 4.5 Stars Platter, 93 WA, 93  Tim Atkin
  • 2016 – 4.5 Stars Platter, 93 WS
  • 2017 – 94  Tim Atkin