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South Africa, Swartland

Terre Brulee

Terre Brulee 'Le Blanc' Chenin Blanc 2018

Terre Brulee 'Le Blanc' Chenin Blanc 2018 impressive with value written all over it

Tasting Notes

6/1/19
The 2018 vintage in South Africa was drought affected which reduced crop yields without any apparent sacrifice in quality. With lower yields fruit intensity and concentration seem to be turned up a notch which is expressed perfectly with the 2018 Le Blanc Chenin Blanc. This has an enticing aromatic floral lift of white flowers and a light touch of honey suckle to the yellow apple and citrus notes. The palate has beautiful fruit purity and with a slightly round, engaging textural richness that has lovely cut and precision given to it by its underpinning of enlivening acidity. Flavors of yellow apple and grapefruit are juicy and vibrant bringing this to a lingering conclusion that has noted length and persistence. Showing well as we speak this should drink impressively over the next couple of years.

Food Accompaniments

Assorted curry dishes, chicken, seafood


Winemaker Notes

The harvest was approximately a week later than the norm, but the slower ripening process can be explained at the hand of less dense foliage and fewer leaves as a result of the drought. The bunches were fewer with lighter berries, and the harvest was definitely smaller, but this didn’t influence the quality of the wine. It was one of the smallest harvests in South Africa since 2005, but the 2018 vintage is also known as one of the most extraordinary in recent history with exceptional quality wines being produced despite the challenges that came with the drought.
A crowd pleasing Chenin Blanc for any occasion, this lush bottling delivers notes of honeysuckle and citrus which are balanced by a bright, seamless acidity.




Chemical Analysis

6 Bottle price

Price

SKU

Varietal

13% alcohol by volume

$14.99

$15.99

15906

Chenin Blanc


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