McFarlane Monday’s Child Chenin Blanc 2020

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Alex decided to take the leap and start her own business with husband Wayne in 2018.

For her first wine, she chose a Chenin Blanc vineyard in the gorgeous Polkadraai sub-region of Stellenbosch, where afternoon sea-breezes blow in, amplifying the fruit character and freshness in the grapes.

Alex told me the grapes were picked on ‘the most spectacular Monday morning’ - it seemed like the perfect day to start her new adventure. So she called the wine Monday’s Child, after the old nursery rhyme.

After ageing for 7 months in old French oak, the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered to preserve all that gorgeous character.

An aromatic, flinty and floral nose leads to an intense, piercing and refreshing palate, with gorgeous texture and impressive length.

I’m on a mission to get more people to drink Chenin Blanc, and this wine is exactly why.

Wine type White
Grape(s) 100% Chenin Blanc
Country South Africa
Region of origin Stellenbosch
Appellation Polkdraai
Vintage 2020
Alcohol % 13%
Oak? Yes
Months in Oak 7 months
Type of Oak Old french oak, 500l barrels
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 35 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 210m
Soil type(s) Decomposed granite
Closure Type Diam cork
Is this wine organic? No
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Ageing potential 10-12 years
Ideal drinking window 2022-2028

Alex champions South Africa's two heritage varieties - Chenin Blanc and Cinsault. You could argue no country does these grapes better.

Read more about Alex.

This Chenin is perfect when enjoyed with a large platter of freshly made sushi (especially salmon roses) and finished off with some pork & chive dumplings.  Another favourite is caramelized shallot pasta or caramelized lemon and date roast chicken with crispy potatoes.

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    **Due to temporary staffing constraints in our supply chain, orders placed between 12pm Tuesday and 12pm Thursday will be delivered on Friday.

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