Opstal, Chenin Blanc 750ml 2018

South Africa, Slanghoek
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A string of Platter’s 5-star accolades proves that Attie Louw of Opstal knows a thing or two about producing top-end Chenin Blanc.

While partially sourced from their famous Carl Everson vineyard, most of the grapes are sourced from the farm’s highest vineyards which lie 340m above sea level against the Badsberg mountains. The winemaking is minimalist. Focusing on freshness, the grapes are picked early and then raised in large foudres and stainless steel tanks. This is not, however, a simple smash and grab wine. It is nuanced and, as it opens up, it expresses more finery and detail.

Tasting notes:
'Spontaneous fermentation before maturation lasting eight months, 60% in foudre and 40% in tank. Stone fruit, straw and dried herbs on the nose. Good fruit concentration balanced by tangy acidity. Has just the right amount of heft. Alcohol: 12.9%.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 90/100

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Bottle Size 750ml
Style White
Country South Africa
Rating CE 90
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Price R105.00
Producer Opstal
Region Slanghoek
Variety Chenin Blanc
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com  |  AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com  |  CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za  |  DEC: Decanter  |  GS: Greg Sherwood MW  |  JR: JancisRobinson.com  |  NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show  |  PG: Platter's Guide  |  ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com  |  TA: Tim Atkin MW  |  VIN: Vinous.com  |  WA: Wine Advocate  |  WE: Wine Enthusiast  |  WM: Winemag.co.za Report  |  WS: Wine Spectator