2022 Off The Record Chenin

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2022 Off The Record Chenin

Similar to Poilly-Fumé in style with a rich mouthfeel and some weight.

The fourth vintage of a very small parcel of Chenin Blanc grapes from the cool climate region of Elgin – only 2300 bottles were produced.

92 pts | Tim Atkin

Tasting Notes 

Colour

The wine has an attractive pale straw colour. 

Nose

The nose leads with appealing citrus notes, which unfold onto the palate with a rich, creamy mouthfeel.

Palate

The broad spectrum of citrus, underlying minerality and gentle wooding have contributed to the complexity of this Chenin Blanc and culminate in a long lingering finish.

Off The Record Chenin Blanc

Background

The Uncensored Version – a project of heart, and a collaboration between brothers, Mark and Bobby Wallace.

Vinification

Wild ferment and barrel aged for 10 months in 2nd , 3rd & 4th fill barriques. The wine underwent partial Malolactic fermentation in barrel. No added enzymes, yeast and fining agents were used in the making of this wine.

Accolades

  • 92pts | Tim Atkin

Bobby Wallace, son of Elgin producer Paul, is an exciting new face on the South Africa wine scene. This cool climate Chenin Blanc – one of the few produced in the region – is flinty, fresh and almost Pouilly-Fumé like. Aniseed, nettle and wet stone notes are complemented by underlying grip and some leesy weight. 2023-26 | Tim Atkin 2022 SA Report

Specifications

Year 2022
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Chenin Blanc
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
13% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.8 units
Type White Wine
Cellaring Potential Drink 2023-2026
Food Matching Spicy food, mild and soft cheese, shellfish, and lean fish.
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Origin Elgin
Appellation WO Western Cape