Painted Wolf The Den Chenin Blanc 2015
A rich full bodied lightly wooded wine with tropical flavours of creamy pineapple, melon and vanilla. The wine has a lovely texture with a long finish with just enough acid to keep it really fresh and vibrant.
87 pts Wine Spectator
Friendly, with heather, yellow apple and melon flavors lined with a touch of honey. Stays fresh enough for balance. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. –JM
The Chenin Blanc is harvested off a number of blocks on Leeuwenkuil. The grapes are from blocks which are irrigated, dry farmed blocks and from vines of 20 to 40 years old. This wine was made from ripe grapes picked to deliver a rich flavour and texture. The wine was fermented at 15 Celsius until about 10 balling and then cooled down to 10 degrees where it continued to slowly ferment for a further 3-4 months building glycerol in the wine.