Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc 2020, Kleine Zalze
South Africa / Stellenbosch
Andy's Tasting Notes
Hand harvested premium grapes from some of the oldest vines on the estate are used to produce this rich Chenin Blanc with a gently tropical nose of honeysuckle, pineapple, baked apple and subtle oak. The richness is nicely counterbalanced by a refreshing zestiness and a vein of crisp minerality. Expressive and complex with excellent cellaring potential. Drink now or keep to 2025.
Price per bottle £16.50 £13.50
Kleine Zalze is a family owned winery situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Winemaking has taken place there on a small scale since 1695 but it was in 1996, when Kobus Basson and his family purchased the property, that the modern Kleine Zalze was born. In 1996 the estate’s soils were scientifically mapped, evaluated and replanted according to their specific terroir characteristics and potential. Continuous investment over more than 20 years has seen the winery evolve into one of the most awarded in Stellenbosch.
Kleine Zalze complies with the internationally recognised Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) scheme. The scheme certifies that their grapes and wine are produced according to environmentally sustainable production methods. Compliance with the IPW guidelines assures the buyer and consumer that the production process is environmentally sustainable and that the minimum food safety requirements have been met.
Many of Kleine Zalze’s vineyards are now Fairtrade certified and the company also actively supports local charities and organisations that are involved in community empowerment.
Food matchCouscous with roasted vegetables / mature, strong cheese