Carinus Family Chenin Blanc 2020

Traditional Price €24
WineSpark Price €14.34
To become a member and buy this wine, click here
Danie reckons this might be the best pound-for-pound value white wine in South Africa.

You might have heard of Swartland… it means ‘Black Land’ and until not-too-long ago it was better known for producing grain than grapes. Wheat growers would have a few blocks of grapes to get their quota of brandy from KMV, South Africa’s ginormous spirits producer.

It’s now home to the who’s-who of South African winemakers, who discovered that these old, previously unloved vines could actually make some of South Africa’s best and most iconic wines.

I must admit that I’ve found Swartland a bit intimidating to get into in the past, so Danie and Hugo’s Family Chenin offers the perfect gateway to experiencing the region.

The secret to Swartland is the combination of magical soils and sun exposure. And Danie enlists one of South Africa’s best winemakers, Lukas van Loggerenberg, to guide his amazing fruit into bottle.

It’s the ultimate guilty pleasure white wine… you get limes, you get florals, pears and apples, with a lovely creaminess and touch of marzipan too. It’s super refreshing but will also stand up to any braai/barbecue dish too.

The value here is insane… give it a try and tell us if you agree!

Wine type

White

Grape(s)

100% Chenin Blanc

Country

South Africa

Region of origin

Swartland

Appellation

Swartland/Malmesbury

Vintage

2020

Alcohol %

13%

Oak?

60%

Months in Oak

10

Type of Oak

3rd fill and older French oak 300l

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

Average age of vines

40 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

320m

Soil type(s)

Aerated red decomposed granite

Closure Type

Screw cap

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential (years)

5 years, but I will smash it now!

Ideal drinking window

2021

Danie’s simple but powerful philosophy is to grow the best possible fruit and find a talented winemaker to facilitate it into bottle. 

Read more about Danie.

This will be a treat with any fresh seafood dish. Yellowtail sashimi, snoek on the braai or shellfish pasta.

All orders are shipped carbon neutral with UPS.

Minimum order requirement is 6 bottles.

We'll do our best to deliver orders next day placed before 12pm Monday-Thursday, and any orders after 12pm will be packed for delivery the day after. 

Please bear with us however as we get going!

Orders are only confirmed and processed between 10.30am - 10:00pm Monday-Saturday, and 12.30pm and 10pm on Sundays.

We ship to Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. The point of sale occurs in the Republic of Ireland.

Delivery to Northern Ireland is €2 per case to cover additional shipping costs.

You may need to show your ID on delivery.

Please read our Terms & Conditions for more information.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
0%
(0)
100%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
M
Michael (Lisburn)
good Chenin

nice on its own and with food

You may also like