Lievland Old Vine Chenin Blanc

Description

Ripe aromas of white peach, pineapples and citrus that flow effortlessly into the palate, backed up by a sense of minerality . Voluptuous and rich in character, with a mouth-filling texture that's lifted by a refreshing acidity on a long, harmonious finish. Old Vine Chenin brings us a different type of wine to younger Chenin and makes the overall make up of the wine more complex.

Extra Notes

Grapes for Lievland’s Chenin Blanc come from two dry-farmed bush-vine vineyards in Agter-Paarl, one planted in 1976 on a south-facing slope and the other planted in 1983. The grapes were all hand-picked, and the wine was aged on its lees for two months prior to bottling.

Lievland, which is Afrikaans for Loveland, is a historic farm with a long quirky history. The manor house dates back to 1865, and many a pioneering spirit have called it home through the years. The pursuit of winemaking has been a common thread, and each of these stories are woven into the rich history of the estate. Like the one about the legendary baroness from Latvia, a widow with 5 children, who famously plowed the vineyards with a horse. Or the story of the visionary woman who barrel-fermented a Chenin Blanc long before it became standard practice. Then there was the wine virtuoso who put Lievland on the map with an iconic Shiraz that people still talk about today

Producer

Lievland Vineyards

Country

South Africa

Region

Paarl

Grapes

Chenin Blanc

Type

Tropical & Aromatic

Closure

Screw Cap

Colour

White

ABV

13%

£17.45

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Tastes & Tones

Light & Delicate
.
Aromatic
Bone Dry
.
Sweet
Fun & Easy
.
Complex

Perfect with...

fish
seafood
pasta

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Region

Paarl

Paarl is one of South Africa 's most famous wine-producing areas. Located 60 kilometers (37 miles) inland from Cape Town and just north of Stellenbosch, it is home to some of the Western Cape 's best-known wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay are all important grape varieties in the region.