Porcupine Ridge, Chenin Blanc 2021


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Tasting Note

The nose displays a melange of fruit salad with aromas of greengage, fresh lime, yellow apple, green melon – even whiffs of angelica and lemon verbena – creating complexity. The tropical character follows through onto the palate, with flavours of passion fruit, guava, pineapple and papaya. The mid-palate is slightly flinty yet balanced, with a medium body and vibrant, integrated acidity. Hints of preserved quince, green fig and tarragon linger on the palate with a nostalgic streak of chalky minerality.

Vineyard & Winemaking

For our 2021 vintage, we had a great growing season. For the first time in many years, all varieties seemed to have reached optimum ripeness at the same time, creating quite a challenge for most winemakers. The white varieties also ripened exceptionally early this year. We were faced with cold spells towards the end of our harvest and unexpected rain complicated
matters further. Despite these adversities, the quality of our grapes was excellent, mostly since the soils sufficient moisture, after the prolonged drought. It was a slightly larger harvest with more bunches than usual, but the berries were tiny, giving concentrated juice and intense aromas and flavours.

Our Chenin is grown on decomposed granitic soils, lending freshness and a fruity character, reflecting the beautiful quince, bruised apple and pear juice character – so typical of Swartland Chenin.

Technical Analysis

  • Alcohol: 12.63% vol
  • RS: 2.4 g/l
  • TA: 4.9 g/l
  • pH: 3.50
  • W.O. Swartland

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg