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Stellenbosch Vineyards, Credo Chenin Blanc 2021

(2 reviews)

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 chenin blanc 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.

96pts | IWSC

£20.35

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Stellenbosch

Chenin Blanc

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Description

Discover Credo Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch Vineyards. This South African white wine offers something unique for UK wine lovers.

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

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 2017.

The winemaking

The Credo 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 by Stellenbosch Vineyards to create their very unique Credo Chenin blanc.

Winemaker’s comments

The nose of this Stellenbosch white wine 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.

Maturation potential:

The Credo wine is ready to be enjoyed now with a maturation potential of up to five years.

Additional information

Grape

Chenin Blanc

Vintage

2021

Wine Farm

Try it with a tangy, spicy Pad Thai.

2 reviews for Stellenbosch Vineyards, Credo Chenin Blanc 2021

  1. Platter’s | 93pts

    Alluring & fragrant white peach, marmalade & glacé fruit in naturally fermented 2021. Rich, ample body is a foil for serious oaking, 8 months, 80% new barrels. Creamy lees substrate freshened with lime, all gracefully balanced. 2020 untasted.

    Wine tasted by Meryl Weaver.

    Platters 2023

  2. IWSC | 96pts

    ” Invitingly full, mouthwatering introduction of golden apple, honey and tropical fruit. Textured and lavishly layered complexity. Toasted nuts, dried apricots, and toffee apples. Excellent mouthfeel and a memorable finish. “

    IWSC 2022

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