Bergsig Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014

By , 28 July 2015



Bergsig is another of the nine Breedekloof wineries which have committed to the so-called Chenin Blanc Initiative aimed at uplifting the image of district. Grapes come from a vineyard approximately 24 years old, natural ferment and matured for some eight months in 300-litre French oak barrels, 90% new.

It’s a provocative wine. Some will no doubt find it dominated by oak but I like the resulting palate weight and texture. On the nose, there’s peach, some yeasty complexity, vanilla and spice plus a subtle earthiness. It’s rich and full on the palate with quite soft acidity before a savoury finish. Price: R125 a bottle.

Score: 90/100.


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