This Barrel Select Reserve Chenin Blanc from Wildekrans is a real show stopper – a big complex drinking wine. Whiffs of apricot, citrus blossom, honey and vanilla oak with some subtle lemongrass enhanced by elegant spiciness. Vibrant ripe fruit, honey, oak, melon and apple. Well balanced lingering, delicious finish.
Wildekrans Wine Estate is a picturesque 1,000 hectare estate tucked away in the beautiful Botrivier Valley. What is now an estate that produces international award-winning wines, Wildekrans was originally established as a mixed farming operation. It was soon realised that the cool terroir of this picturesque farm in the Botrivier Valley, had all the key components to produce grapes of the highest quality expressions. The Wildekrans winemaking philosophy is based on the premise that great wines begin in the vineyard. Consequently, infinite care is taken to match varietals to suitable soil types. The vines are thereafter nurtured to produce low yielding crops of pronounced structure and fruit intensity. The estate is planted to around 70 hectares of red and white varietals with future plantings set to enrich and balance the portfolio.