L'Ormarins

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100% Chenin Blanc

The pear drop and peach aromas give away its Chenin Blanc heritage. In the mouth, it is simultaneously rich and ripe but also rangy and refreshing. The interplay between acidity, the lively fruity apricot, nectarine and pear notes and a broad, creamy oak and lees element is delightful. The mouthfeel and silky texture of the wine is also impressive. It remains succulent but beautifully dry, sophisticated and long.

Tasting Notes

Origin of Fruit

Franschhoek

Additional Information

Despite the continuing severe drought conditions in the Western Cape, the 2018 harvest yielded very healthy fruit with beautiful flavour and good acidity. Relatively cool conditions and intermittent rainfall during the growing season delayed the onset of vintage slightly in comparison to the previous three vintages. The warmer regions were most severely affected by the drought, resulting in extremely low yields of high quality fruit.

Soil Type

Decomposed Granite

In the vineyard

This vineyard has a unique history and an extraordinary story of “2 lives”. First planted in 1964 on the slopes of the Paardeberg Mountains between Malmesbury and Paarl in the Swartland, these old bush vines were removed from their original home and replanted on the north facing decomposed granite slopes of L’Ormarins, Franschhoek in 2007 & 2008 where they now produce this single varietal wine. Yielding on average around 2 – 3 tons/ha, the vines produce fruit with great purity and balance.

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