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Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2018

Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2018
Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2018
The 2018 vintage shows some restraint at first, even a bit shy, but then opens up to show quince and pineapple notes with a freshness and finesse ever present on the palate as yellow peach flavours run through your mouth. The distinctive depth and complexity of fruit we’ve learned to appreciate and love of the Carl Everson Chenin, is on show again with the 2018.
Technical Analysis
alc 12.9
rs 1.6
pH 3.5
ta 5.2
Wine Information

2012 Platter Guide 5* 2013 Platter Guide 4,5*

Christian Eedes 94/100

2014 Jamie Goode 92/100

Christian Eedes 94/100

2015 Platter Guide 5*

2016 Platter Guide 4,5*

2017 Platter Guide 4,5*

Brand Group Opstal Heritage Range
Winemaker -
Variety Chenin Blanc
BlendPercent 100% Chenin Blanc
FoodSuggest Pork Belly, Duck Breast, Bobotie, Pear Tartlets
Cellar The 2017 ripening and harvest season was a very dry and healthy one which actually proved a challenge for spontaneous fermented wines. The yeast populations in the vineyard were smaller and available nutrients (food for yeast cells) also less. As a result, patience was key as alcoholic fermentation only finished after 2 months in the barrel where after the wine spent a further 8 months in those old French barrels (400 & 500L), before bottling in January 2018. A 5% skin fermented component is an addition to the 2018 vintage which adds great texture.
body Medium
style Dry
taste Fruity
type White
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: Opstal Heritage Range
R210.00 per bottle
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