Stellenbosch Vineyards, Credo Chenin Blanc 2018
Stellenbosch Vineyards are a leading producer and exporter, based in Stellenbosch; they have received a huge amount of international and domestic acclaim for their range of wines.
They operate as a negociant, sourcing their grapes from only the best locations across the Western Cape.
This wine is made from concentrated grapes that were naturally fermented. Barrel fermentation in French oak and lees contact further added to the texture and complexity of the wine.
Expect peach, apricot, cream and honeysuckle on the palate, with weighty complexity and citrussy acidity. The wine is rich and balanced, and can be enjoyed immediately or up to five years from vintage.
Background: Credo is Latin for “I Believe”.
This distinctive Chenin Blanc defines our winemakers’ belief: To create an elegant, ever graceful and rewarding wine comparable with the world’s best.
The vineyards are situated in the Devon Valley region of Stellenbosch. This unique valley with its unique Terroir gives rise to full ripe fruit that was handpicked in the third week of February 2018.
The grapes were naturally fermented in a combination of first and second fill French oak barrels. The final wine was kept on the primary lees for 8 months with regular batonage to build pallet weight. The wine was racked from its primary lees after 8 months and returned to the barrels, where it was aged for another 16 months (80% barrels were first fill and 20% were second fill). After maturation, only the best barrels were selected to create our very unique Credo Chenin blanc.
The nose shows fresh peaches and apricots complemented by aromas of floral honeysuckle and freshened by undertones of lime. The entry to the palate is full with a creamy texture. The mid palate is broad and freshened by a limey acidity.
Ready to be enjoyed now with a maturation potential of up to five years.
This wine is best suited with exotic spiced dishes or curries
Try it with a tangy, spicy Pad Thai.