Van Loggerenberg Trust Your Gut Chenin Blanc 2023


The grapes for this wine are sourced from two parcels from different regions. 65% of the grapes used for this wine is sourced from a block in the Paardeberg (Swartland) and 35% from the Polkadraai hills of Stellenbosch. The Paardeberg portion is from bush vine grapes planted on decomposed granite giving the wine its elegance, finesse and focus. The portion from the Polkadraai is planted on Granite and lends characteristics of yellow fruit and depth to the wine.

The parcels are vinified separately before being blended just before bottling. Grapes were destemmed, pressed and left overnight to settle in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then racked to 3rd fill 500litre French oak the next morning. The wine spent 10 months on its primary lees without any batonnage. No commercial yeast or enzymes were used during the winemaking process.

ANALYSIS: ALC 12.5% | RS 1.6 g/l | TA 6.1 g/l | pH 3.3


Where Kamraderie is a single vineyard site, the Trust Your Gut is a blend of two different parcels. One is a 40-year-old block located in Joubertskloof on the western side of the Paardeberg, Swartland planted on soft sandy granitic soils. The other part of the wine is from the Polkadraai Hills in Stellenbosch, farmed by Jozua Joubert of Karibib fame. The common thing that brings the two vineyards together is the Granite based soil.

Stellenbosch brings the powerful fruit flavours think pineapple, dried mango and apricots. It tends to have a bit more fruit weight than the grapes from the Paardeberg. Where Swartland brings tension and focus on the palate.

“I sourced grapes from special vineyards to use in this blend, which I believe is a great example of a wine that is made up of components that together are greater than the sum of its individual parts. Sometimes you just have to trust your gut to tell you what the right move is — and all the pictures on the label are in some way suggestive of that instinct. Like a compass provides direction to a sailor or how a bee instinctively knows where it has to go to find pollen and make honey. The stamp is to emphasize our South African heritage.” – Lukas Van Longerenberg

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