Paarl Heights Chenin Blanc

BOUTINOT SOUTH AFRICA 12.5% ABV

In 2019 Boutinot celebrated its 25th vintage in the Cape. Over the intervening years the Paarl region has become a shrinking resource of increasingly fine, old-vine material, and has recently endured the worst droughts the Cape has seen in the last 100 years, giving lower yields year on year, and yet with that an increase in quality and texture. The sheer quality of Paarl that first attracted Boutinot to generate the brand Paarl Heights in the first place has never been truer than today.

Colour

White

Grape

Chenin Blanc 100%

Nose

Baked apple and fresh citrus zest.

Case/Bottle Size

6 x 75cl

Closure

Screwcap

Food Match

Great with seafood dishes or freshly grilled chicken.

Production

These grapes grow on old vines in un-irrigated Paarl vineyards, which keeps yields naturally low. Only the free-run juice is used to make the wine. It is fermented on its skins in stainless steel tanks before spending several months on fine lees to add texture and mouthfeel.

Tasting notes

Dry and appealing with all the characteristics of a classic Chenin Blanc: baked green apple, zesty citrus and a delicate honey note. The wine is refreshing with real weight and character.

Food match

Great with seafood dishes or freshly grilled chicken.