Porcupine Ridge, Chenin Blanc 2022


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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

The 2022 vintage had a great growing season; harvest started later than normal due to cool weather conditions until the end of December, followed by sweltering weather during harvest time that accelerated ripening. Our Chenin Blanc vineyards seemed to all ripen simultaneously, putting pressure on the cellar and winemaking team. Despite the slightly lower yields, the quality of our grapes was excellent, displaying pronounced cultivar characteristics.

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: 12.61% vol
  • RS: 1.1 g/l
  • TA: 5.1 g/l
  • pH: 3.43
  • W.O. Swartland

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg