Kliprug Chenin Blanc 2023

R225.00 / Bottle
Back in 1982 when our winemaker Danie Jnr was two years old, this vineyard was planted on a rocky ridge — Kliprug — dotted with rough iron-rich stones. These dryland bush vines have heritage and wisdom, imparting perfect texture, balance and that magical old vine x-factor. Really, it’s a wine that makes itself.

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SKU Kliprug Chenin Blanc 2022 Category

Rich, deep, complex nose of bruised yellow fruits, white peach, creamy and plush, showing honeyed pineapples and leesy yellow fruits. Plenty of gravitas, fruit weight, focus and textural complexity

Alcohol: 13.24
Total Acidity: 5.6g/ℓ
Residual Sugar: 2.9g/ℓ
ph: 3.29
100% Chenin Blanc
Planted in 1982 these old bush vines now never yield more than 4 tons per hectare. Unirrigated and planted in weathered granite topsoil and crumbly clay sub-soil it’s called “Kliprug” because of all the numerous rocks on the ground.
Grapes harvested from registered heritage vineyard planted in 1982. Handpicked crushed and destemmed (with skin-contact in press). Natural sedimentation overnight after pressing (light and gentle pressing with maximum pressure of 0.8kpa). After settling, the wine is racked to 400l and 500l barrels for spontaneous fermentation. Fermentation can last between 2–4 weeks. The wine is aged in barrel for 10 months prior to bottling and bottled.
3–5 years
Neal Martin Report – 92 pointsTim Atkin – 92 points

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