Credo Chenin Blanc 2010
By Christian Eedes, 18 June 2013
Stellenbosch Vineyards, formerly known as the “the company of wine people” has been enjoying success with its Credo Chenin Blanc 2010 – a place among this year’s Top 100 SA Wines and a silver medal at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.
Including a portion of Viognier, it was fermented and matured in 300-litre barrels, 80% new – eight months on the primary lees and then a further 24 months of ageing. Abv 14.57%, RS 7.1 g/l, TA 5.7 g/l and pH 3.46.
As the above might suggest, it’s a monster of a wine. Dull in colour, it shows yellow peach and vanilla on the nose and palate. Rich and sweet, plenty of oak and a somewhat hot finish. It didn’t impress me much but apparently others are able to find redeeming features. Price: R100.