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2019 St Johns Wild Fermented Chenin Blanc

2019 St Johns Wild Fermented Chenin Blanc


Selected rows and individual bunches of Chenin Blanc were hand harvested from the Western end of the vineyard. These bunches tended to be on the outer part of the vines where the fruit had a little more sun exposure. After a hand pick, a select number of “special” bunches are removed and returned to cool storage. These bunches will eventually be returned to the fermenting wine in the barrel. The balance of the fruit is pressed straight into a mixture of new French Oak Puncheons and 1 – 2 year old French Barriques. Without disclosing the exact method the fruit put aside were placed into the oak for extra skin contact during fermentation and maturation. This gives us that very special rich decadent mouth feel and adds depth and complexity to the wine. The juice is allowed to ferment naturally in barrel and matures on lees and skins for 10 months before assemblage and preparation for bottling. No fining agents and minimal filtration.



This wine is a great interpretation of a dry Vouvray. It’s decadent, luxurious and elegant. It’s all about texture, mouth feel and trying to separate the many layers of flavour. The pear and quince are the obvious primary flavours on the palate, supported by zesty limes and green apple as a result of generous natural acidity. The savoury oak sits elegantly in the background adding a touch of struck match and graphite mineral to the lingering palate.

This wine is all about purity and the chalky texture is a true expression of its beauty.

Colour – Bright clarity, light straw with a subtle green tinge

Aroma – Nashi pear skins, quince and a touch of lemon curd

Palate – Pear and quince are the primary flavours

Current vintage 2019

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Chenin Blanc

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