Naked Truth Chenin Blanc
The expression of Chenin Blanc sincerity, untouched by any winemaking intervention. The juice is not sulphured and is allowed to pick up oxygen, producing more of the yellow stone fruit the grape variety is so well known for. The nose is distinct with canned pineapple and supported by more yellow aromas with oxidative notes. The wine finished wild yeast fermentation in tank. Grapes handled oxidatively, six hours skin contact, wild ferment in tank, seven months in tank on fermentation lees. NO WOOD. First wine of the trio, showing Chenin’s versatility and diversity harvested from the same block on the same day.
Secrets & Lies Chenin Blanc
20% barrel fermented, 80% stainless steel, this Chenin Blanc showcases the normal treatment of partial reductive handling of juice in the winery with fermentation happening with wild yeast. The oak influence is minimal and supports the rich tropical flavours Chenin produces. A tinge of botrytis adds a touch of sun kissed ripeness to a dry wine. Seven months on fermentation lees before blending. Traditional way of making Chenin and part of the house style. A little bit of residual and a little bit of wood come in to play.
Indecent Obsession Chenin Blanc
A reflection of the winemakers obsessive desire to create big, bold and opulent wines from Chenin Blanc. 100% barrel fermented, 100% new oak, wild ferment, Seven months in barrel on fermentation lees. When the winemaker takes over and drives his own passion for making big bold wines of Chenin with 7% botrytis fruit, which boosts the residual sugar to a rich level and delivers unctuous candy floss, peach and apricot flavour with a lingering aftertaste.