Vulpes The Cape Fox Chenin Blanc 2022
By Christian Eedes, 21 December 2023
Nuschka de Vos left Reyneke Wines in Stellenbosch after a six-year stint at the end of 2021 to start her own venture called Vulpes Wines. Maiden release is The Cape Fox Chenin Blanc 2022, grapes from two Paardeberg vineyards, winemaking involving spontaneous fermentation and maturation lasting some eight months in older 300-litre barrels.
The nose shows pear, peach, lime, earth and a hint of leesy complexity while the palate has great clarity of fruit, racy acidity and a pithy finish (alc: 12.3%). Taut, focused and long. Plenty of detail both in terms of flavour and texture. An arresting wine and one that suggests that this is a label to watch. Price: R360 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 96/100.
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