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.
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.
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.
Great with seafood dishes or freshly grilled chicken.