Deetlefs ‘StoneCross’ Chenin Blanc 2020
Deetlefs is the second oldest family-owned vineyard in South Africa dating back to 1822. Situated in the Breedekloof region where the climate is substantially cooler, the grapes ripen slowly creating wines of enhanced subtitly and nuance. Through their Chenin Blanc and Pinotage, Deetlefs shows the stylistic variety that South Africa can offer, and specifically what Breedekloof is capable of as a region. The grapes for this wine were fermented low and slow in stainless steel tanks before a short aging and bottling, with 3% of Semillon mixed in for added complexity. A combination of granny smith apple, quince, melon, pineapple and nectarine aromas lead into a palate that is fresh and lively. Wonderfully refreshing on a warm day and perfect with appetizers.