Beaumont Chenin Blanc 2022


Our Chenin Blanc was made from 84% Bot River fruit and 16 % from the Overberg making the wine of Origin for the vintage Cape South Coast. This is the first time that we had to source from outside the Bot River ward. Yields were very low due to the drought. This vintage is a beautiful expression of the grape capturing the full flavour and potential that our terroir has to offer. It is a delicious example of cooler climate Chenin Blanc fermented in concrete and stainless steel tanks. Dry, fresh and delicious!

The 2020 vintage produced another year of great health fruit. Cooler wetter winter helped vines rest but the summer was dry resulting in  tiny berries, high natural acid levels and great fruit purity. No rot! Very expressive wine with a lovely balanced palate.

Since our first vintage in 1996 we have committed to making a style of Chenin that captures the purity of the grape. Previous vintages have been regular 4 star wines in Platter.

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Sebastian and his team are fortunate to have 40 years of viticulture experience on this unique farm.

His wine making approach is instinctive, believing that wine is made in the vineyards and minimal intervention is needed. Ancient, low-yielding Chenin Blanc and Pinotage vines are honoured in the process, allowing the wines to be a true reflection of the land and vineyards. He has a hands-on approach to wine-making, using old-cellar techniques like natural yeasts and old open concrete ‘’kuipe’’ fermenters.

His non-conformist approach embraces the old but also creatively uses modern winemaking techniques to produce limited quantities of specialised, characterful and authentic wines.

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