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Saltare Chenin Blanc 2009

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Another Swartland cracker.

Saltare Chenin Blanc 2009, encountered for the first time at independent retailer Wine @ the Mill in Woodstock on Saturday, is goose-bumps good. Made by Carla Pauw, previously of Paarl winery Anura, grapes come from a vineyard on Swartland property Lammershoek – 40 years old, the single hectare bears a mere two tons. Half the wine underwent spontaneous ferment and altogether was matured for nine months in fourth-fill oak. What’s striking about the final product is not so much aromatics or flavours but its texture, thick but not unctuous. Only 1 400 bottles made, it’s R109 a pop retail.

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  1. Had the good fortune to discover this at the Swartland Revolution last year (up to that point I was under the impression Saltare only does bubbly) and was instantly blown away.  The type of Chenin that makes my mouth water and gets me excited about the varietal.

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