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Nature Does Not Leap 2020

$42

This was the first wine Craig made for this project back in 2008. After many years of experimentation, he feels he has found a methodology that shows the delicacy of Chenin in a skin fermented wine. The bush-vines were planted in 1972. The vines weren’t suckered which helped retain leaves, resulting in grapes with a better balance of acidity, alcohol, and phenolics. The grapes are destemmed and fermented in open top tank for 12 days. The wine is then pressed off into neutral foudres for élevage. 334 cases were produced.

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Type: Skin Contact
Vintage: 2020
Size: 750 mL
ABV: 11.6%
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Region: Swartland, South Africa
Vinification: Destemmed, 8 day maceration in foudres, spontaneous fermentation in foudres with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation.

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