2020 Metzer Maritime Chenin Blanc

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2020 Metzer Maritime Chenin Blanc

 

A single-vineyard wine from a bush vine parcel planted in 1980. The vineyard is situated a mere 4 km’s from the shores of False Bay.

Tasting Notes 

The vineyard’s pure fruit quality radiates pear, white peach and lemon. Bright stone fruit follows through on the palate which is marked by a rich texture and a thrilling line of acidity. The wine has a persistent finish showing subtle hints of white spice and orange blossom. 

Metzer Maritime Chenin Blanc

Vinification

This Chenin Blanc has been fermented and aged as naturally as possible, without intervention and in search of an authentic reflection of its origin. The grapes were handpicked in the early morning hours to preserve fruit integrity. The fruit was then gently pressed after a brief period of skin contact. The juice was settled overnight without the use of settling enzymes and from here it was fed directly to French oak barrels (all seasoned oak) where fermentaion occured spontaneously. The wine was aged on its lees in barrel for 9 months, with no batonage. The wine was bottled after a coarse filtration in November 2020. 

Accolades

  • 95 points Tim Atkin

Alan's Personal Tasting Notes

"From a coastal Old Bush Vines but somehow it feels riper than the Metzer Montane (also Bush Vine but inland). Non-interventionist winemaking at its purest. Clean, fresh fruit, with a seam of bright acidity & salinity. Some complexity due to some time on lees possibly? No real oak Inuence but a perfectly drinkable fresh, clean, linear white with good fruit intensity and that interesting mineral salinity. Maybe a touch pricey at £24 but a good, well-made wine - nevertheless. 

We had this with curry and the palate felt a little subdued but on it's own it’s showing really well with multiple layers, impressive fruit delivery and perfect poise & balance - with good, holding length."

Specifications

Year 2021
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Chenin Blanc
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
13.4% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.8 units
Type White Wine
Cellaring Potential

The wine delivers immediate drinking pleasure but will gain in complexity with further cellaring. Optimum drinking: 2022 - 2027 (8° C). 

Food Matching Serve with a seafood risotto or a mussel pot - white fish, hard cheese and pork
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Origin Stellenbosch
Appellation WO Western Cape