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Kaapzicht Sonsteen Chenin Blanc 2023

R181.00

Aromas of grapefruit, almond, and orange peel weave a captivating tale with this pale gold wine. Three days of skin contact offers a palate with a dry finish and lively acidity, accented by notes of orange pith and white peach. Nuances emerge with each sip, creating a lasting and unforgettable impression.

Harvested in the early morning of 7 February, these grapes spent 24 hours in the cold room. Crushed and destemmed into the press and 3 days of skin contact gives this wine its distinctive lingering finish. After spontaneous fermentation and 10 months of ageing in old French oak, the wine was bottled on 29 November.

Single vineyard wine. Planted in 1985 these old bush vines yield an average of 6 tins per hectare. Unirrigated and planted in weathered granite soil, this vineyard is called “Sonsteen” since it catches all the afternoon sun.

ANALYSIS: ALC 13.5% | TA 5.7 g/l | RS 2.5 g/l | pH 3.53

6 in stock

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In 1946, a man created a home by planting a vineyard. That man is now the great-grandfather of Danie Steytler Jnr who is proudly carrying the family winemaking traditions into the next generation. Here at Kaapzicht they craft wines with a sense of belonging, creating moments of purity and concentration. Chenin Blanc plays a big role with this the third single vineyard wine to be released after 1947 Chenin Blanc and Kliprug planted in 1982.

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