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Off The Record, Chenin Blanc 2021

The fourth vintage of a very small parcel of Chenin Blanc grapes from the cool climate region of Elgin – only 2300 bottles were produced.

Barrel fermented in French Oak (2nd, 3rd and 4th fill) with partial Malolactic fermentation. The nose leads with appealing citrus fruit and flint, which unfold on the palate with a rich creamy mouthfeel.

Similar to Poilly-Fumé in style with a rich mouthfeel and some weight.

92 pts | Tim Atkin

£25.80

In stock

Elgin

Chenin Blanc

Bone-drySweet

Description

Off the Record,  Chenin Blanc: The Uncensored Version – a project of heart, and a collaboration between brothers, Mark and Bobby Wallace.

This is the fourth vintage from Off the Record Wines, produced from a small parcel of Chenin Blanc grapes sourced from within the cool-climate district of Elgin.  Chenin Blanc is something of a rarity in the Elgin region and only 2300 bottles of the Off the Record Chenin Blanc wine 2021 were produced.

Wine Description:

The white wine has an attractive pale straw colour. The nose leads with appealing citrus notes, which unfold onto the palate with a rich, creamy mouthfeel. The broad spectrum of citrus, underlying minerality and gentle wooding have contributed to the complexity of this Chenin Blanc and culminate in a long lingering finish.

Winemaking:

Wild ferment and barrel aged for 10 months in 2nd , 3rd & 4th fill barriques. The wine underwent partial Malolactic fermentation in barrel. No added enzymes, yeast and fining agents were used in the making of this wine

Alc: 13,5%
RS: 1.73 g/l
TA: 7.28g/l
pH: 3.19

Additional information

Alcohol vol

13.5%

Grape

Chenin Blanc

Origin

Elgin

Vintage

2021

Wine Farm

Spicy food, mild and soft cheese, shellfish, and lean fish.

1 review for Off The Record, Chenin Blanc 2021

  1. 92pts | Tim Atkin
    Bobby Wallace, son of Elgin producer Paul, is an exciting new face on the South Africa wine scene. This cool climate Chenin Blanc – one of the few produced in the region – is flinty, fresh and almost Pouilly-Fumé like. Aniseed, nettle and wet stone notes are complemented by underlying grip and some leesy weight. 2023-26

    Tim Atkin 2022 SA Report

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