Chenin Blanc Verdelho 2018 - Momento


Chenin Blanc Verdelho 2018


“To me, Chenin Blanc without Verdelho is like dancing without music. Verdelho adds the zing and zest to this blend, giving it that extra twist of freshness, energy and rhythm.” – Marelise Niemann

Put on your dancing shoes for this stunning South African white. Crafted using 67% Chenin Blanc (from old vines in Swartland and Bot River) and 33% Verdelho (from Voor-Paardeberg), which are spontaneously fermented in French oak and matured for 10 months in old oak with a little lees (spent yeast) for texture. Bottled without fining, making it vegan-friendly, Momento Chenin Blanc Verdelho 2018 has an ethereal quality, with the flavours dancing and glittering like dew on spider’s web. Honeysuckle, bay leaf, white peach, jasmine, green apple, underripe melon, lemon curd, lime leaf, poached pear, butter, grapefruit zest and the buzz of an almost electric energy. It’s the kind of wine that makes you want to move some of the white Burgundy out of the cellar to make room for it. We’d be happy to dance the night away with a glass or two of this.

Momento’s sensational wines are our latest coup de cœur. As Decanter Magazine put it, “Marelise Niemann is a star to watch in Bot River.” Both the winemaker and owner, Marelise Niemann is a trailblazer in the South African wine industry, constantly innovating, experimenting and tweaking. Her experiences in places like Burgundy, Priorat, Douro and Napa Valley have made her an instinctive and exciting winemaker that should be firmly on the radar of any true connoisseur. She sums up her approach perfectly, so we’ll leave the final word to the winemaker herself:

“I am setting out above all to tell a story with these wines, about their source and their journey into bottle. Winemaking is an incredibly personal experience and I want the end product to have a strong link to the growers, the soils, the climate; everything that played a role in pulling them together. These days we want to know where our food is coming from and wine is no different; the better the fruit and the better it is cared for, the better the wine in the glass.”

£3.73 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3645122

Style No.: 867821

Country: South Africa
Region: Various
Grapes: Verdelho, Chenin Blanc
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.5%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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