For the last 100 years or so, quality grapes have been delivered to De Helderberg Co-op, but in 1994 we pressed a small quantity of our Sauvignon Blanc grapes. In 1995 we added a partially wood fermented Chenin Blanc to the range. Not just a fruity, upfront, happy, quaffing wine - we specifically endeavour to produce Chenin Blanc to stand a class apart, in a different style, definately a great accompaniment to fine food. A wine of complex structure and discernible character, from our 30 year old vines. We harvested full-ripe grapes and after pressing, almost half of the juice was fermented in new and second fill oak barrels and left on the secondary lees to add complexity, before being blended back with the unwooded Chenin. The result, a very individual, sturdy food wine with deep moulded character, unmistakably Chenin Blanc, but unique in style.
Scholtzenhof farm, 96 Winery Road