Percheron Chenin Blanc Viognier
This Percheron Chenin Blanc Viognier is 75% Chenin Blanc and 25% Viognier. Grapes are grown on 30 year old trellised Chenin vines and 15 year old Viognier vines from hidden corners of the Cape. In the Breede River Valley, the vineyards stretch along the lower contours of the Hex River and Langeberg Mountains. The soil is mainly a ‘Karoo’ type, red, lime rich soil on the higher grounds and sandy loam lower down the slopes. The climate is perfect for viticulture with the low rainfall summer months, tempered by cool afternoons and the cold winters allowing the vines to rest and to build up the reserves. Part of the Chenin Blanc is wild yeast fermented and kept on the yeast lees for as long as possible in order to achieve a long, juicy and rounded palate with a crisp fresh finish.
Vibrant and aromatic with delicious subtle perfumed aromas with white peach and hints of jasmine. The palate is tight, white, fleshy stone fruit and fresh apricot flavours that balance the sandy texture. Bright acidity and minerality helps to deliver a delicious flavoursome and characteristic wine.
What does it go with?
Grilled prawns with plenty of garlic and chilli, whole lemon sole fried in butter and also delicate freshwater fish dishes.
This wine is suitable for both vegetarian and vegan diets.