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Dirty Little Secret

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Chenin Blanc


South Africa


91 Points - Christian Eedes 92 Points - Stephen Tanzer 95 Points - Tim Atkin


12.50% alc vol
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 10 yrs+
Origin: Swartland Appellation: Piekenierskloof

Tasting Notes:

A wine that will age beautifully for at least the next ten years, a tribute hopefully to the age and concentration of the vines, as well as to low, very low interruptive winemaking, a natural wine in every sense and finally bottled totally naturally with no cold stabilization or fining and it is crystal clear, slightly golden in a good way, with a still lime green rim and how did I do that you ask? Well it\'s unfiltered, unfined just a Dirty Little Secret - naturally!




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Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa\'s most famous wine region Stellenbosch, our vineyards are commonly referred to as the Home of Chenin Blanc and other premium award-winning wines. Over the years our range of top quality wines has received massive national and international acclaim with literally hundreds of awards and accolades over the last 21 years and are broadly available in reputable restaurants and exported around the globe. Ken Forrester’s philosophy has always been to create a range of handcrafted, individually made wines that suitably complement a wide variety of food styles and provide excellent value.

A proper old vineyard of veritable age, on a beautiful remote mountainside in the classic old \"bush vine\" or French \"gobelet\" style mimicking a brandy snifter in shape. A very old vineyard in the Piekenierskloof region, planted with no irrigation in 1965.This delightful old vineyard was proffered and I unhesitatingly accepted, knowing that the challenge was extreme - somehow they had to make a wine that could show the age, experience of the vines and showcase the terroir and more specifically the vintage.

Aged in natural 400L French barrels (6-10 years old) for a 5 month rest and natural clarification, then bottled unfiltered and unfined to comply with the \"natural\" rules and laws.

Made naturally in barrels, completely spontaneous ferment after extended soaking on skins and stalks before pressing, straight on to malolactic fermentation and then only racked and a tiny addition of SO2.

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