Chenin Blanc Roussanne `The Wedge` 2018

Country
South Africa
Region
Swartland
Producer
The Basson Family
Grape(s)
Chenin Blanc (95%)
Roussanne (5%)
Type
White
Style
Crisp
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Light bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
13%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

Swartland is a wine-producing area 65 kilometers (40 miles) north of Cape Town in the Western Cape of South Africa. Swartland encompasses the vineyards on the northern side of the Paardeberg mountain in the south to the plains of Piketberg in the north. The smaller ward of Riebeekberg and the Kasteelberg Mountain lie in the eastern part of the region, while the cooler district of Darling separates the area from the Atlantic Ocean. The topography is varied, and vineyards can be found on steep mountain foothills or on gently folding hillsides.

Producer

A family run winery currently run by fourth generation farmer and winemaker Stephan Basson. They have some of the highest vineyards in the Swartland region which sit at around 700 metres above sea level. The area is characterised by decomposed granite soils and unique terroir which result in optimum soil expression and fruit purity.
Tasting Notes
A blend of Chenin Blanc and Roussanne from old dryland bush vines in the innovative Swartland area. Notes of apple, lemon zest, apricot and honeysuckle combine with a crisp and refreshing acidity.
Food
Pair with light seafood or chicken dishes.