By understanding this vineyard rather than manipulating the wine we have been able to create a wine that reflects its site through freshness elegance crispness and purity. The Revelation Chenin Blanc is all about clarity and finesse. It is driven by its citrus fruit spectrum and has a wonderful refreshing acidity. Alc: 11.5% TA: 6.6g/L pH: 3.37 RS: 1.7g/L
In the vineyard
The Walker Bay Chenin vineyard is planted on mostly sandy soil and is trellised with irrigation. It is very close to the sea and is cooled by refreshing ocean breezes. This cooling aids in the slow and even maturation of the fruit, which helps us to retain the natural acidity found within the grapes. As always, we harvest early, and the fruit is handpicked, and hand sorted at the cellar.
In the cellar
The grapes were destemmed and crushed, and the free-run juice was cold settled for two days before being poured into barrel. Wild fermentation was carried out in older French oak barrels, using only natural ambient yeast. The wine was kept on its primary lees throughout maturation and no batonnage was applied. The wine was racked out of barrel after 10 months, assembled and left to mature in bottle for 3 months
Shellfish, light fish, spicy food or soft to medium cheeses