Boatmans Drift Chenin Blanc 2022

Country
South Africa
Region
Western Cape
Producer
Ellis Selection
Grape(s)
Chenin Blanc (100%)
Type
White
Style
Crisp
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
13%
Closure Style
Screw cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The Western Cape is roughly the size of Greece and is the fourth largest province in South Africa. A temperate southern coastline is fringed by mountains whilst the north meets up with the Karoo plateau. The west coast of the province is extremely dry and windy. Two oceans meet on its coast; the cool Atlantic on the west and the warm Indian Ocean on the south coast. The weather is perfect for growing grapes - rainfall measures up to 40 inches a year, the mild Mediterranean weather provides the perfect climate and the ground is mainly sandy and rough.

Producer

These wines have been specifically chosen for Ellis by our team of buyers. The focus of this range is to create high quality wines which capture the quintessential characteristics of varietals from around the winemaking world. As sustainability is something very close to our hearts here at Ellis, these wines have been shipped in the most environmentally friendly way and bottled at a carbon minus bottling facility.
Tasting Notes
Boatmans Drift takes its name from the 18th century legend of the Flying Dutchman; a ship which was lost off the Cape of Good Hope in a storm. Made from 100% Chenin Blanc, this wine is a pale lemon in colour with a bouquet of apple and white flowers. The palate is crisp with notes of white peach, mango and guava and a fresh and zesty acidity.
Food
Great as an aperitif or serve with summer salads.