Varietal: White Wine / Chenin Blanc
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Colour: Sunny yellow hue
Nose: Honey, straw, apples, real lemonade & water chestnut
Palate: Soft entry with a good palate weight, the wine tightens as it flows across the tongue revealing a lick of saline and almost crackles. Good natural acidity with a chalky, lemon pucker and notes of reglisse and liquorice on the finish make a secondary approach all the more appealing.
Notes: Only 175 cases of this dry style CHN chenin were produced.
Handpicked from the white beach sands of the Blewitt Springs subregion of McLaren Vale, then fermented wild in barrel for 12 months. Blewitt Springs geology begins at the mouth of Maslin Beach and runs some 30km up to the foothills of the Adelaide Hills; essentially it is an ancient, 50 million year old dried up river estuary. The climate of the year was warm, and this wine in particular has some lovely fruit weight and texture as a result.