Carinus Family Chenin Blanc 2022
WineSpark Price €19.98
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!
|Grape(s)||100% Chenin Blanc|
|Region of origin||Swartland|
|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|
|Suitable for vegans?||Yes|
|Ageing potential||5 years, but I will smash it now!|
|Ideal drinking window||2022 - 2022|
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This is an excellent bottle of wine. It was the first wine I ordered off winespark and this one blew my mind. Incredible value for money.
Beautiful with a creamy pasta dish or just sipping alone 🤗🤗🤗
This is a lovely wine, really good value. It's a big favorite in my house
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
nice on its own and with food