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Chenin Blanc 100%

The Bernard Series Chenin Blanc 2021 - Bellingham

The Bernard Series Chenin Blanc 2021 - Bellingham

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Chenin Blanc certified «Heritage Vineyards» characterized by the predominantly cool climate of Cape Town; lively citrus and tropical notes are perceived on the nose with hints of ripe lime. The notes of peach and apricot on the nose can be traced back to the Bottelary Hills vineyard in Stellenbosch, which brings richness to the wine.
On the palate the wine is fresh, elegant and naturally fruity, with a delicate spiciness. Chenin Blanc of exceptional concentration, acidity and balance.
Pair with: Ideal with fish, shellfish, sushi, spicy foods, creamy and spicy cheese.
Serving temperature: 10 ° C
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Cap: Screw

Origin

Wine of Origin South Africa.

In the vineyard

The Cape Town vineyard, with its cool climate, forms the main component of the wine, while the 2 remaining vineyards are located in the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch. These vines are grown in predominantly granitic soils exposed to the elements and shaped by ocean breezes from nearby Table Bay and False Bay.

In the cellar

«Heritage Vineyards» certified wine: the grapes for this famous wine come from 3 exceptional Chenin Blanc vineyards planted in 1971, 1982 and 1983.
When it comes to wines from ancient vines, it is the vineyards that make the wines and not the winemaker. The Bellingham winemaker therefore uses an absolutely natural and non-invasive method, allowing the terroir to express itself naturally and without interference. The harvest takes place in two phases. The first component of the collection is intended to influence olfactory perceptions and ferments naturally in Foudre, concrete tanks and amphorae. The riper harvest ferments naturally in 300 liter oak barrels, 30% of which are new, and helps create the structure of the wine on the palate. After fermentation, the wine is subjected to battonage monthly for approximately 10 months. Subsequently the components are mixed and bottled.

Awards

Decanters: 95;
Tim Atkin: 93;
Diner's Platter: 4.5 stars;
Jancis Robinson: 16.5;
International Wine Challenge: Bronze;
The TEXSOM International Wine Awards: Bronze.

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