Nuwedam Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2018

By , 7 May 2021

Though Christa von La Chevallerie went on to sell family farm Nuwedam on the Paardeberg to the Alheits in 2019, she will always have the honour of being the first person to release a wine bearing the Certified Heritage Vineyard seal of the Old Vine Project, this having been the 2017 vintage of her Chenin Blanc, grapes from a block planted in 1974.

The follow-up 2018 shows naartjie, yellow peach and a hint of pineapple as well as some yeasty, leesy notes on the nose. The palate is full and flavourful with moderate acidity and a gently savoury finish. Pleasantly rustic in character. Price: R400 a bottle.

CE’s rating: 91/100.

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