Country: South Africa Region: Franschoek
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Vintage :2016 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Boekenhoustskloof Estate
The Porcupine Ridge brand has its origins in the natural environment of the farm and the ongoing efforts to conserve the biodiversity on the property and the surrounding mountains. In addition to a number of rare fauna and flora species – such as the erica lerouxiae which is endemic to Boekenhoutskloof – the farm is home to a several Crested Porcupine families, which are however rarely seen due to their nocturnal lifestyle. “These wines are honest, true to type, and true to cultivar. Our winemaking philosophy has always been to follow a natural approach of no acidification and no additions. The resulting wines are much more about a generous palate weight than simple primary aromatics followed by acidity. ”
The nose displays a melange of fruit salad with aromas of greengage, fresh lime, yellow apple, green melon - even whiffs of angelica and lemon verbena - creating complexity. The tropical character follows through onto the palate, with flavours of passion fruit, guava, pineapple and papaya. The mid-palate is slightly flinty yet balanced, with a medium body and vibrant, integrated acidity. Hints of preserved quince, green fig and tarragon linger on the palate with a nostalgic streak of chalky minerality. Chenin blanc is a grape that is capable of ageing for many years to come and can make dry and sweet wines.
Food Matches :chicken / fish / Spicy / Asian /