Steytler 1947 2023

R740.00 / Bottle
Four generations of Steytlers have been custodians of this special site for almost eight decades. Today, it is one of the oldest Chenin Blanc vineyards in the country. It’s deeply connected to our history and our home, making it impossible to mimic. The wine exemplifies the tension between generosity and restraint found in Bottelary Chenin Blanc. Only released in superior vintages.

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SKU Steytler 1947 2023 Category
Description

The aromatics are super complex and spicy with lovely nuances of wet straw, dusty white citrus, honeyed yellow peaches, fynbos and sweet pineapple confit. There is focused depth, full bodied plump texture and complexity with nuances of tangerine peel, naartjie pulp and lychee.

Alcohol: 13.51
Total Acidity: 6.2g/ℓ
Residual Sugar: 3.2g/ℓ
ph: 3.35
100% Chenin Blanc
Old bush vine planted by Danie Jnr’s great-grandfather in 1947. The vineyard has been registered as a single vineyard, making it the second oldest Chenin block in the country. Originally 6ha in size, only 1.1ha of the very low yielding vineyard remains.
Grapes harvested from the second oldest registered heritage vineyard. Handpicked, 50% whole-bunch pressed, 50% 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 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 unfiltered and unfined.
10–15 years
Tim Atkin – 95 pointsNeal Martin Report – 93 points

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