Patatsfontein Chenin Blanc 2022

By , 24 March 2023

The Patatsfontein vineyard is situated in the Keisie Valley outside the Karoo town of Montagu and winemaker Reenen Borman relates that 2022 was the first vintage since 2017 that there was no rain in the lead-up to harvest ensuring grapes of the highest quality.

Whole-bunch pressed before being spontaneously fermented and matured for 10 months in older oak, the nose is particularly expressive with notes of pear, peach, citrus, some flinty reduction, fynbos and hay while the palate is pure and precise. With great clarity of fruit to go with punchy acidity, this vintage does indeed show great transparency, which is to say very much of its place (alc: 12.9%). Price: R415 a bottle.

CE’s rating: 96/100.

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