Region: Citrusdal Mountain
Ginny Poval is a New Yorker who decided to come to Stellenbosch to do a harvest as an intern. She liked it so much she stayed… in 2009 grapes were sourced from a low yielding old block of Chenin Blanc in the Clanwilliam area, and the rest is history.
The grapes for this wine come from a vineyard in the mountains of Clanwilliam, 25 miles from the sea at 1600ft elevation. Dry farmed, as there is no longer any water available, these 50 +/- year old vines produce a mere 2.5 tons per hectare.
“Will Skurfberg and Chenin Blanc become to us what Montrachet and Chardonnay is to Burgundy?” – Christian Eedes
” Rounded, silky smooth and plush, with complex layers of spicy fruit wrapped in a creamy texture. Perfectly pitched wooding.”
The inspiration for the name of the wine and design of the labels was a trip to the Yale Centre for British Art. An exhibit of Mary Delany’s work, a remarkable series of botanical collages that are beautifully crafted with hundreds of tiny pieces of cut paper. Mary was 72 when she created these pieces in the late 1700’s.
John Platter 5* 2018