This is a single vineyard Chenin Blanc made from a site in the south western corner of the Swartland region. The vines are planted in a north south direction on an easterly facing slope, benefiting from morning sunshine, and cooling Atlantic breezes in the afternoons.
Balance makes a great wine, and that’s just what we have here; the fruit component of the Chenin, the minerality of the Swartland, all packed together in to an extremely well crafted drop, that will be even better paired with fine dining! Lovely complex, richly fruited nose with notes of peach, apricot, apple and lime. Pure, weighty, precise palate, bursting with minerals and tension. This wine is elegant yet complex and has potential to go some time in the bottle.
Bryan MacRobert is a born and bred Swartlander, with his family farm based just outside of Malmesbury. Never heard of the Swartland? Well, it may be less famous than Constantia or Stellenbosch, but trust us, this is a magical wine producing area, more rugged than the prior two - warm and dry, home to big skies, mountains, wheatfields, and hectares of rugged old bushvines. Nowadays, Bryan splits his time between life in Rioja, and his home country of South Africa. He aims to make wines that are unique to the soil, climate, vintage and culture of this very special region. As well as working with his family's vineyards, he also selects special parcels from neighbouring farmers that he has close relationships with. All the vineyards are worked organically without the use of pesticides, fertilizers or fungicides. The same high standards are maintained in the cellar - minimal intervention, and a sparing use of oak.