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Another beautiful European variety, made with plenty of mouth-feel and texture, yet retaining a crisp, juiciness on the palate. Flavours of dried herbs, apple and lanolin.
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The fruit for this beautiful wine has come from the block at Cellar Door, where in the 1980’s it was a local icon made by the Sutherlands, and I believe one of a few parcels of Chenin remaining in the Hunter. We did a lot of research into this variety from regions such as Western Australia, South Australia and its original home in the Loire Valley, France. We chose the original style of a dry table wine, hand-picked and crushed, the juice was racked to old barrels and left for wilde ferment. Spending approximately 8 months in oak with regular batonage, we have produced something textural and a really good drink.
The Chenin is made with alot of mouth-feel and textural properties, yet also retaining a crisp, juiciness on the palate. There is a honeydew, lanolin, almost nutty aroma followed by a wilde concentrated palate. Flavours of straw, dried herbs, apple and lanolin allow this wine to finish with a savoury, zesty twang that keeps on giving with a beautiful crisp long finish.
We are drinking the Chenin with Vietnamese pulled pork rice paper rolls, with spicy dipping sauce
A beautiful wine to enjoy now, but if you can wait it should reward for 5-7 years.
Bottled: 15 July 2017