Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chenin Blanc 2016 Winner in Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Blanc 2017

Fleur Du Cap Unfiltered Chenin Blanc 2016 receives South Africa’s most coveted award for the cultivar, a Top10 recognition. 

The Fleur du Cap approach is unconstrained. Using only meticulously selected grapes from the finest vineyards from across the Western Cape, Fleur du Cap produces a range of wines that offer a diversity of choice and diversity of taste.

The grapes for the Unfiltered Chenin Blanc are sourced from a 30-year-old vineyard in Paarl and a 20-year-old vineyard in Darling. Both are dryland vineyards planted on Swartland shale. The Unfiltered Range wines are not pressured by filtration – letting gravity do the work- resulting in a rich, complex taste that abounds with fruit and flavour.

The wine is crystal clear with a golden green hue. The nose appeals with notes of winter melon, white blossoms, sandalwood and fresh citrus. The palate is big and bold. It is well-rounded and balanced between fruit, acidity and the sweetness.