‘Slow’ Chenin Blanc, 2019, False Bay

South Africa

‘Slow’ Chenin Blanc, 2019, False Bay, Swartland and Stellenbosch

ABV-13%

The snail on the bottle is a necessary reminder to take your time savouring this wine. It's so delicious that it sometimes disappears all too quickly.

£8.50

white

Stone fruits
Lemon
Texture
Herbaceousness

Vintage

2019

Country

South Africa

Region

Swartland and Stellenbosch

Drink by

2022

About this wine

Old vines are key to making stand-out chenin, and the grapes for this wine grow on old bush vines in the Swartland and Stellenbosch regions. Slow Chenin Blanc is crafted the wild way – old vine fruit, fermented with wild yeast found naturally on the grapes…not in a packet. This magical transformation takes at least six months.

The wild yeasts and old bush vines used to grow the grapes are what really give this wine its stand-out character, which is the lovely texture you can feel as you sip the wine, as well as the balance between flavours and acidity. Real care and respect for nature has gone into the wine making - the grapes have been sustainably farmed to ensure that no future generation has to go without this delicious wine.

What Makes It So Grape?


100% Chenin Blanc

The producer

False Bay Vineyards aims to make 'real' wine affordable. These are sustainable, certified wines bottled in South Africa and naturally crafted from mature and often old vineyards that, crucially, are naturally in balance. This means that, unusually at the price, the grapes from these coastal gems can be transformed into wine with wild yeast and an absolute minimum of intervention. False Bay Vineyards is proud to be a WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Biodiversity Champion and certified by WIETA (Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association). All of their wines are Vegan friendly.

Swartland continues to set the agenda in South Africa as its winemakers push the boundaries of what this influential wine region can achieve. Combined with grapes from Stellenbosch, which is one of the oldest wine producing regions in South Africa, this wine combines modernity and tradition.

Produced in Swartland and Stellenbosch, South Africa