BABOON’S SWING CHENIN BLANC 2015

Vintage:

2015

Origin:

Voor Paardeberg

Harvest:

March 2015 by hand

Blend information:

100% Chenin Blanc from our vineyards.

Bottling:

November 2015

Climate:

Mediterranean climate with moderate summers and cold, rainy winters. Rainfall of approximately 600 – 800 mm annually.

Soil:

Perdeberg mountain sandstone, granite and shale.

Vinification:

After the grapes were crushed, the must was fermented with selected yeast at 13°C. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was racked, fined, filtered, in august we will proceed with stabilization and bottling.

Serving suggestions:

Great with…Summer sunshine, a picnic in the park and rainbows, and it’s excellent with roast chicken. Great with… A cool winter night, a good conversation with friends, and it’s excellent with fish of any kind!.

Tasting notes:

Beautifully ripe, rich Chenin Blanc, quince-like with fig undertones/overtones with a fabulously sweet, ripe nose. Great palate, overflowing with honeyed nectarine flavors. Have a swing!

Ageing potential:

Drinking exceptionally well now and will gain in intricacy over the next two years.

Production:

11.500 bottles.

Ideal served at:

12 – 14°C

Producer comment:

The soul of Africa resides at Slent, at the foot of Perdeberg mountain. Nature offers thrilling golden red sunsets that encompass Table Mountain. It also offers you amusing sights ….
Three baby baboons are chasing each other, swinging on the poles in the Chenin vineyard. Daddy baboon is keeping a lazy eye on them, making sure they are safe from predators and humans. Mummy baboon smiles when she sees the line of crooked poles left as the babies enjoy their wild game, and decides to go and hang out with her family. No major damage is caused, but our special “pole man” complains, as he has just finished his winter work of fixing poles and wires in the Chenin Blanc vineyard. When we remind him how much our Slent kids enjoy playing on their jungle gym, he goes home smiling, thinking that children are children everywhere, even little baboons!