Klippenkop Chenin Blanc is an appealing light straw colour. It’s a full-bodied wine with powerful varietal flavours of pineapple, granadilla, melon and green apple. It has a good structure and has a lovely balance with great acidity. It is beautifully drunk with food as well as on its own on a warm day. The fruit for Klippenkop Chenin Blanc was sourced from 35 specially selected grape growing families in the Robertson Valley. The vines are grown in deep alluvial soil that is rich in lime and receives an annual rainfall of only 280mm per year. The Chenin Blanc vines are planted on the riverbanks with a row direction from the northwest to southeast to utilize the prevailing sea breeze. The annual average rainfall is supplemented by controlled drip irrigation from the Breede River.
The grapes were harvested between 21-22B from a selection of vineyards. They then went through a gentle pressing followed by using a pneumatic bag press to capture the delicate fruit component. The win was made reductively to prevent any oxidation and to ensure that the natural flavours of the grapes could be retained. Fermentation happened slowly in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for 18 days at 13C. If you are a vegan, you’ll also be happy to know that this wine is a vegan wine.
This South African wine is best enjoyed now and goes best with seafood, smoked salmon, roast chicken and pork.
Klippenkop Chenin Blanc joins our Warehouse Wines, where you can find Pull The Cork’s selection of Low-Cost Warehouse Wines. This is where you will find top name brands at discounted prices from artisan producers. Best for Bargains!! There will be a few wines in this category that are not classed as low intervention, these are clearly marked as conventional in the attributes.