2016 Chenin Blanc
The grapes for this wine mostly come from the Helderberg region with the balance of the grapes being sourced from select coastal vineyards. Owing to the nature of bush vines, careful canopy management was exercised so that no bunches were exposed to excessive sunlight and an even ripening of the grapes. A dry winter combined with an early spring led to an early bud break and this continued with warmer than normal temperatures through January. This meant one of the earliest harvest in memory; however with careful planning we were able to get all the fruit in at optimum ripeness while still preserving healthy natural acidities.