2019 Kleine Zalze Project Z Chenin Blanc
The Chenin comes from a 40 year old vineyard in the Firgrove region of Stellenbosch. the vineyard is clay and decomposed granite and has maritime influence from Atlantic Ocean at False Bay. The grapes were left on the skins for 12 hours and then fermented in Italian clay amphorae. After fermentation the wine was left in the amphorae on the lees for a further 9 months
Voluptuous with ripe stone fruit richness superbly balanced by an acid and mineral backbone. Pear, peach, apple plus some yeasty complexity on the nose. The palate shows impressive purity yet richness and bright acidity with a slightly savoury finish.
The 2019 was scored 5 stars by the Platter Guide!! Very limited only 426 bottles made.