The grapes are grown in the Swartland region which hugs the wild West Coast of Southern Africa. The vineyards are mostly bushvines growning in granite and slate soils, and sourced from a number of traditional farmers. The Chenin Blanc grape makes up the largest portion of this blend because it is the backbone and structure of this particular wine. The Chardonnay was naturally fermented and took very long to complete the fermentation – resulting in great texture and wacky aromas of dried peaches and apricots and ripe citrus.
The Viognier, from one of my favourite growers and vineyards, just completes the Swartland canvas; some spice and palate length is what it brings.