BLEND: Chenin blanc (57%) Grenache Blanc (15%) Marsanne (15%) Roussanne (13%)
Whole Bunch pressed. Natural fermentation in barrel, 100% MLF, matured in older French oak for 10 months
ANALYSIS: Alc: 13.01% |RS: 1.9g/l | TA: 5.9 g/l | pH: 3.40
Corlien: One of my favourite Cape White Blends, masterfully made by Marelise Niemann (Momento). Inviting perfume with touch of fresh herbs, peach blossom and white pepper. Spring fynbos and lemon thyme well balanced with gentle pear and peach aromas. The wine has tension and energy that begs to be unlocked and yet it will reward with a few years cellaring. score 96
Tasting the 2019 recently, was such a revelation. It feels almost Burgundian with wet river stone and white lemon pith balanced with a touch of almonds. If this is an indication of age ability, then we’re in for a treat in a few years time.