Gabriëlskloof Elodie Chenin Blanc 2018
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Made from an old-vine, dry grown Chenin Blanc vineyard in the Swartland. A beautifully textured white, showing concentration from low yields combined with remarkable freshness. Ripe flavours of baked pear, honey and dried white flowers. A long and intense finish. Naturally fermented.
Gabriëlskloof Estate Vineyards is the achievement of close collaboration between South African Bernhard Heyns and Local farmer Barry Anderson. The vineyards are located in Botrivier, on the Western Cape. The majority of grapes planted are red Bordeaux and Rhône varieties, perfectly suited to the local climate.
The Gabriëlskloof team (currently led by Peter-Allan Finlayson of Crystallum fame) is committed to a sustainable viticulture by keeping use of insecticides, weed killers and fertiliser to a minimum. They’re part of WWF Conservation Champion farm under a voluntary membership model which support their wine practice with a land and water stewardship programme. Gabriëlskloof aim to grow vines in harmony with nature to protect the natural habitats of the area and the biodiversity that lives there.
For more information on Gabriëlskloof and their wines, visit their website.
Swartland, a large wine-producing area, is located 65 kilometers north of Cape Town in the Western Cape of South Africa. The climate is warm and dry, the terroirs are diverse (it has among the oldest viticultural soils in the world), and the landscape is breathtaking.
The area is home to some of the best wines in the country as well as some of the most progressive producers.Typical wines produced here specialise in making rich, fruit-driven wines from the Shiraz, Chenin Blanc and Pinotage grape varieties.
Swartland, meaning ‘Black Land’ is anything but dark, with golden wheatfields, mountains and a diverse landscape. The name comes from the now endangered indigenous renosterbos living in Swartland. At the foot of these Paardeberg mountains, you’ll find an unpretentious wine community.
The region is home to the most outstanding South African producers, including Mullineux.