Carinus Family Chenin Blanc 2021

Traditional Price €25
WineSpark Price €15.45
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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!
Type White
Grape(s) 100% Chenin Blanc
Country South Africa
Region of origin Swartland
Vintage 2021
Alcohol % 13%
Oak? Yes, 60%
Months in Oak 10 months
Type of Oak 3rd fill and older French oak 300l
Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 41 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 5 years, but I will smash it now!
Ideal drinking window 2022 - 2022

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.

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We ship to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. €2 per case is added to all Northern Ireland orders to cover additional shipping costs. The point of sale occurs in the Republic of Ireland.

Our minimum order requirement is 6 bottles and we ship in multiples of 6’s. This can be 6 different bottles!

A large order surcharge of €10 per case is added to orders of 3 cases and over.

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Customer Reviews

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John Deegan (Manchester)
Very nice wine especially at the pricepoint.

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Thomas F Creed (Dublin)
This wine is superb value. It is an exceptional example of Chenin Blanc at the price. A must buy!

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Terry Dinnigan (Dublin)
Complex ,full of flavour ,

Once you experience your first taste of this wine you are drawn in and dare I say slow down the drinking process much like imbibing a good red

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Michael (Lisburn)
good Chenin

nice on its own and with food

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