Bellingham 'The Bernard Series' Old Vine Chenin Blanc

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Bellingham 'The Bernard Series' Old Vine Chenin Blanc

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Planted in 1983, this cooler climate Wine of Origin: Cape Town is a rare find Chenin Blanc. One of the very first old vine-focused wines, this Single vineyard is unirrigated and rich with minerality. It boasts great water holding capacity and carries a low yield on the East facing slope with different clones and being exposed to cool afternoon sea breezes from Table Bay and False Bay.

Colour: Yellow with a green tint.
Nose: Straw, pineapple, Stone fruit, green apple, ripe lime, tropical fruit, oak spice.
Palate: Fresh, mineral, good texture, length, fruit dense finish subtle oak integration. Stone fruit on the palate, melon, peach, green apple.

Oranges, yellow peaches, beeswax and mushrooms on the nose, while the palate is rich with tangy acidity and a savoury finish, making for a rather dramatic style of wine. Grapes come from four vineyards between 35 and 47 years old, located in Stellenbosch and Durbanville.