‘Quite simply the best white wine you can buy under 50 bucks. Maybe even 80.’ – Roland Peens, March 2018 via Twitter
Leeuwenkuil offers staggering value in general and, having caused a stir when their 2013 Shiraz was given a 92-point score in Decanter, they have once again come up with a stunner. We think the Leeuwenkuil Chenin Blanc 2017 is possibly the best value white in SA. It’s absolutely delicious!
SA has one of the largest Chenin plantings in the world. This resource has placed our country at the forefront of fine Chenin Blanc production. SA is making some of the most profound examples in the world. Our high standards and skyrocketing quality have given us an abundance of great ‘value’ Chenin Blancs.
Sourced from 30-year-old vines, this superb vintage offers perfectly ripe, pure fruit and an elegant, crisp finish. The poised ripeness adds attractive weight to the palate and is balanced by a vibrant acidity. Having seen no oak, the wine abounds with energy and verve. It is just delicious considering its price.
Leeuwenkuil Chenin Blanc 2017 – Now only R 45 per bottle
100% Swartland Chenin Blanc. Unwooded and sourced from 30-year-old goblet vines, the fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with natural yeasts. It is left on the lees for as long as possible before being bottled. A remarkable feat but clearly what we do best. Fresh, attractive notes of white stone fruit and pear follow on to a vibrant, fruity palate that is sumptuous, crisp and lingering. With only a 12,5% alcohol this is a perfectly-pitched wine for all occasions. – James Pietersen (March 2018)