City on a Hill Chenin Blanc
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PRODUCER: As the name of the wine suggests, City on a Hill comes from the undulating region of The Paardeberg (Horse Mountain), which divides the Paarl and Swartland. The fruit is sourced from a parcel of 35-year old dry-grown vineyards situated at an altitude of 200-350m above sea level. Grown on soils of decomposed granite, the resulting wines are characterized by a focused and linear style.
WINEMAKING: The wines undergo a natural fermentation in old oak barrels in order to enhance the sense of place. Once fermentation is complete, the wine matures on its lees in fourth-fill barrels for ten months. This wine is made up of selection of the best barrels, reflecting the restrained and minerality of the Paardeberg. The wine is bottled unfiltered.
TASTING NOTES: Pear, white peach and lemon on the nose and palate against a backdrop of hay and minerality. The wine shows lovely fruit concentration and is richly texture with gentle but refreshing acidity. Persistent finish with a slightly saline edge. Pure and direct.