Wolf & Woman Chenin Blanc 2023


Old Vine Certified
Wine of origin Swartland

A blend of four different vineyards. All of them bush vines and dryland farmed. Old vines 1968 – 1981.

The final wine consists of 70% decompose granite soil and 30% red iron-rich soils with a high clay content. The granite soils provide us with electric acidity, texture, minerality and white fruit aromas. The iron soils gives as opulence. They pick each vineyard separately and on different ripeness levels to insure they have as many layers as possible in the final wine. All the grapes are handpicked early in the morning and spend 24 hours in a cold room and the next day they are whole bunch pressed. The juice settles for 24 hours in an stainless steel tank with no enzymes and the next day is rack off the thick lees to old oak 500 L and 300 L barrels. Natural fermentation will start, followed by malolactic fermentation. 10 months on the primary lees before it is blended and bottled.

ANALYSIS: ALC 13% | RS 1.8 g/l | TA 5.5 g/l | pH 3.3

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What’s in the name? Jolandie’s husband, Gustav, send her this quote a long time ago: “Some days I am more wolf than woman, and I am still learning how to stop apologising for my wild.” A while later she was at the airport and while waiting to board, she went into a book shop and saw the book ‘Women Who Run With The Wolves’ by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. She immediately thought about that quote that Gustav had sent her and bought the book. After reading it she felt inspired, empowered and able to dream bigger and wilder than ever before. The book opened her eyes to the fact that the ‘wild woman’ is naturally creative, passionate and instinctive. These are characteristics she believes are crucial when you make and live wine. So when the new wine needed a name, this came to mind again.

There are many parallels that can be drawn between women and wolves. Loyal, protective, wild and beautiful, both know the unknowable and sense the unseen.

Jolandie Fouché, winemaker and owner of Wolf and Woman, is a lady to not judge lightly. Woman, wife, mother and gentle friend, she has a strong will to produce exceptional wine from special vineyards. We are privileged and proud supporters of all her wines.

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Wolf and Woman