2022 Oldenburg CL White

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2022 Oldenburg CL White
Ridiculously good Chardonnay / Chenin Blanc blend from Oldenburg - for an absolute steal.

Tasting Notes 

Nose

This captivating wine captures attention and makes a confident statement, presenting itself as a gentle lemon hue in the glass. A divine citrus character persists on the nose, revealing an exquisite array of fragrances including invigorating lemon zest, delicate elderflowers, and enticing orange blossom. A subtle interplay of honey, luscious lemon curd, and a refreshing, mineral essence complements the aromatic profile.

Palate

On the palate, the fruit flavours shine, supported by a lively acidity that leaves the mouth pleasantly invigorated. Notes of white lilies, star jasmine, and a gentle touch of grapefruit pithiness, derived from a small portion of old vines, contribute to an enchanting tasting experience. The journey culminates with a nuanced vanilla finish that adds a delightful touch to the overall encounter.

Oldenberg CL White Blend

Winemaking & Maturation

The Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc in this extraordinary blend is sourced from exclusively cooler climate vineyards that complement the name of the wine. 37% of the wine was matured in concrete eggs, and 67% was matured in older French oak barrels, ranging in sizes from 228L to 300L.

Vintage Conditions

The 2021 post-harvest period had cool and dry weather conditions, disease-free canopies, and an extended hang time for grapes. Adequate irrigation water allowed for reserve build-up. Banghoek experienced a favourable winter with steady cold accumulation and even rainfall, while spring was cool and dry. The growing season was wetter and cooler, slowing down ripening. Summer rainfall resulted in lush canopies, needing vigorous canopy management. Overall, the season maintained a slower pace despite a hot and dry ripening period.

The Range

<CL° is the Lifestyle range in the Oldenburg Vineyards stable. For us, the <CL° range represents a key part of the Oldenburg Vineyards story: that we are cooler than Stellenbosch (in terms of climate).
There are 8 Natural Elements that make our corner of the Banghoek Valley a special place to make wine, and three of these elements (the mountain ranges, the elevation and the winds) influence the coolness of our valley.
This cooler climate elevates the quality of our grapes and wine significantly, through slower and more even ripening. Cooler climate, cooler wines. Take a look at the matching <CL°  Red!

    Alan's Personal Tasting Notes

    "Equally impressive as the red. The fruit is of the orange, clementine, mandarin style. Amazingly fresh, clean acidity on the front palate, followed by a little minerality, finishing with a soft creaminess from some oak or lees influence. Fairly long palate, medium-bodied with excellent balance - a good pair of well-made wines. A pair that packs a punch at this price!

    Specifications

    Year 2022
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 78% Chardonnay & 22% Chenin Blanc
    Country South Africa
    Alcohol content
    13.5% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.8 units
    Food matching These are a pair of classy wines that deliver poise and flavour to stand up to all manner of dishes and also drink perfectly on their own.
    Type White Blend
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Origin Stellenbosch
    Appellation WO Western Cape