Huis van Chevallerie Filia Brut Nature 2012

By , 8 October 2014



“What do you do when you have a 12-year-old block of Pinotage that’s too small to go to the co-op and too big for the garagistes? You turn it into Prosecco,” says Christa von La Chevallerie, viticulturist and winemaker at family-owned farm Nuweland in the Swartland, of her new release called Circa Rosecco.

Huis van Chevallerie Circa Rosecco NV
Price: R135
Coral pink in colour. Raspberry on the nose and palate, a fine mousse and a nicely dry finish. Will do down a bomb as a sundowner this summer.

Score: 86/100.

The farm is 110ha in size with 20ha under vineyard, the Pinotage amounting to 1ha and the other 19ha being Chenin Blanc, nothing younger than 36 years old. Von La Chevallerie supplies many of the Swartland hotshots but also makes her own bubbly which is satisfaction guaranteed for wine geeks.

Sisters are doing it for themselves.

Sisters are doing it for themselves.

Huis van Chevallerie Filia 2012
Price: R235
14 months on the lees and zero dosage. Peach, a touch of honey and an intriguing but not too explicit leesy note. Good acidity and a gentle, lazy bubble. This has real depth of flavour and is more a variation on serious Swartland Chenin than conventional fizz. Also available in magnum at R435 a bottle.

Score: 91/100.


1 comment(s)

  • Jane Barenblatt2 March 2017

    It was great for Henry and i to see you this evening and we are definitely coming to visit you in March. Please send me your contact details.
    Tomorrow I am going to reserve the house in Riebeeck Kasteel for the first weekend in November ,and we will chat to arrange tickets for the street wine party and tasting
    We love your Rose, and look forward to your Chenin.

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