The 2018 Delaire Graff Swartland Reserve Chenin Blanc, sourced from 30-40 year old dry land bush vines in the Swartland region, was grow in in the challenging conditions of the 2018 vintage. Despite the significant difficulties, the cooler ripening period and smaller crops produced berries with concentrated flavor and intense color, providing wines of notable quality. Layered expressions of citrus and tropical fruit with subtle layers of honey and almonds in the background yield a balanced and superbly structured Chenin that's complemented by a delicate minerality.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chenin Blanc
Appellation: Swartland WO, South Africa
Aging: Fermented and matured 10 months in French oak, 60% in oak barrels, and 40% in large foudres
Residual Sugar: 1.8 g/L