Warwick Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2019
Warwick Estate is a high-end South African winery in the Stellenbosch region. The estate has a rich farming history dating back to 1771. Then a fruit farm, Warwick only emerged on the forefront of South Africa’s wine scene when Stan and Norma Ratcliffe bought the estate in 1964 and started developing the land with an extensive focus on the classic Bordeaux varieties. The Warwick Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2019 is made from a single Chenin Blanc vineyard planted in 1978 on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg. These old bush vines have stood the test of time, producing a small harvest of concentrated fruit to produce this exceptional white wine.
Baked apple, cinnamon, and ripe stone fruits on the nose. Quince, peach, and thatch follow on to the palate, great texture, mineral, pithy, and fresh. Long and lingering aftertaste with a creamy finish.
Grilled line fish with a buttery sauce and creamy potato mash.