Liberty Fairtrade, Chenin Blanc 2021
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This wine is pale lemon in colour with youthful hints. Delicate aromas of fresh apples are matched with a note of tropical fruit including guava and pineapple. On the palate, this wine is fresh and dry with crisp acidity.
Fairview owner Charles Back, was the driving force in a consortium that bought a failing co-operative in Citrusdal, two hours’ drive form Cape Town, in 2007. Charles was keen to have access to the fruit for Goats do Roam; but also realised the potential that existed for the 50% of the co-ops production that was certified Fairtrade.
The use of the name ‘Liberty’ was linked more to this aspect of Fairtrade than it was to Liberty Wines. The social improvement engendered through the Fairtrade premium, continues to be liberating for the farmers who benefit from its impact.
The grapes for the Chenin Blanc and Shiraz, are from the Farm in the Berg en Dal, which has been committed to Fairtrade since 2003 and has been part owned by its employees since 2007.
Wellington, stepped in history and tradition, has a magical atmosphere that will captivate you once you discover the town, its people and of course the wineries. There have been vineyards since 1906 when, inspired by the well-balanced Mediterranean climate, members of the Cape Colony invested significant amounts of money into kickstarting South African wine.
But, it wasn’t until the 1940s that Wellington wines really began to take off. Buoyed by the clement weather and the fertile soil, the collective grew different strain of grape – from Shiraz/Syrah to Cabernet, Pinotage and Viognier.
In the last couple of years, Wellington has received an impressive array of accolades for their wines, locally and abroad. The majority of South Africa’s vine cutting nurseries are found in the area, which is due to the excellent soil and climate of the region.