Oldenburg Chenin Blanc, Banghoek Valley, South Africa, 2018

Attractive golden hue leads to a complex nose filled with aromas of yellow apples, fresh pineapple, honeysuckle and a touch of cinnamon. The integrated citrus-like acidity adds a vibrant freshness to the wine. The mid palate has a beautiful texture, filled with flavours of ripe peaches and apricots to compliment the oak. The wine shows pleasant lingering flavours of white peach on the finish. The wine should develop more complexity over the next 5-6 years.

Grape Variety: 100% Chenin Blanc

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Oldenburg Chenin Blanc, Banghoek Valley, South Africa, 2018

Tasting Note

Attractive golden hue leads to a complex nose filled with aromas of yellow apples, fresh pineapple, honeysuckle and a touch of cinnamon. The integrated citrus-like acidity adds a vibrant freshness to the wine. The mid palate has a beautiful texture, filled with flavours of ripe peaches and apricots to compliment the oak. The wine shows pleasant lingering flavours of white peach on the finish. The wine should develop more complexity over the next 5-6 years.

Oldenburg Vineyards

Located in the Banghoek Valley (pronounced “bun hook” and meaning “scary corner” due to leopards roaming around in times past) about 8 km from Stellenbosch. In 2003, Adrian Vanderspuy decided that the time had come to bring the Oldenburg vineyards back to life. Adrian was born on an adjacent property but left a turbulent South Africa around 1967. In 2007 the maiden Oldenburg wines were produced. Adrian and his team believe that Oldenburg is a place of extraordinary peace and beauty. It has become clear to us that there are 8 Natural Elements which all contribute to the uniqueness of the farm, and the potential to produce wines of singular quality. The influence of two oceans (the Atlantic and the Indian) in close proximity to the vineyards, the mountain ranges throughout the Cape Winelands, the mountain amphitheatre that creates our corner of the Banghoek, the elevation of our vineyards (we are situated in a hanging valley, between 300m and 410m), the cooling effect of the south-east wind, our mineral-rich soils and the 8th element at the centre of it all: Rondekop itself.

Winemaking

Grapes were hand-picked with bunch and berry sorting performed meticulously by hand. Delicate crushing and de-stemming followed. The wine was fermented in a combination of egg and older barrels, and matured in 300l French oak barrels for 8 months – of which 17% were first fill.

Tasting Note

Attractive golden hue leads to a complex nose filled with aromas of yellow apples, fresh pineapple, honeysuckle and a touch of cinnamon. The integrated citrus-like acidity adds a vibrant freshness to the wine. The mid palate has a beautiful texture, filled with flavours of ripe peaches and apricots to compliment the oak. The wine shows pleasant lingering flavours of white peach on the finish. The wine should develop more complexity over the next 5-6 years.

Production

7,292 bottles

Awards

Sommelier Wine Awards, Silver Medal 2020

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