2021 Dornier Moodenaarskloof Chenin Blanc

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2021 Dornier Moodenaarskloof Chenin Blanc
2022 Double Gold Winner - National Wine Challenge
“Bright, pale straw colour with delicate scents of wildflowers and fruit, especially Cape Honeysuckle, white peaches and pineapples with a delicate underlying minerality. The palate fully matches the nose with a creamy sensation and a texture that combines elegance and intensity and concentrated fruit flavours.”

Tasting Notes 

Bright, pale straw colour with delicate scent of wild flowers and fruit, especially Cape Honeysuckle. White peaches and pineapples with a delicate underlying minerality. The palate fully matches the nose with a creamy sensation and a texture that combines elegance and intensity and concentrated fruit flavours.

2021 Dornier Moodenaarskloof Chenin Blanc

Vintage Conditions

Dornier is one of a select few wineries situated on the slopes of Stellenbosch Mountain. The Chenin Blanc vineyard used for the Moordenaarskloof is planted on the Keerweerder property on a site that has proven to be suited for making wines that express characteristics of quality and elegance. The vineyard was planted in 1986 at the foot of the Moordenaarskloof at an elevation of 230 metres above sea level. Although the plot is small it consists of three very different soil types that contribute to the complexity and many faces of this wine. The vineyard is also known for the natural balance between growth and yield displayed every year.

Fermentation & Aging

The grapes were harvested by hand during the cool mornings of early February. After gentle pressing of the bunches and cold natural clarification of the juice, fermentation was completed in old 300-litre French oak barrels. The wine was left on the lees until bottling as is unmistakable in the texture on the pallet. The wine was made with minimum interference to reflect the true character of the Moordenaarskloof vineyard.

Accolades

  • Double Gold National Wine Challenge 2022 (2021 Vintage)
  • 4.5 John Platter Stars
  • 91 Tim Atkin Points

For all those wondering what 'Moordenaarskloof' means - it translates as 'Murderers Gorge' (there must be a story there!).

Specifications

Year 2021
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Chenin Blanc
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
13.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.9 units
Type White Wine
Cellaring Potential

Up until 2025

Food Matching Good as an aperitif or served with starters, seafood or cold white meat.
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Origin Stellenbosch
Appellation WO Western Cape